Wednesday, October 12, 2016

366 Project - Day 286 - "Abstract (Time)"

October 12, 2016 - "Abstract (Time)"

Staring at the well-worn remains of a tree that has washed up on the shores of Candlewood Lake... thinking of my own forty years of life while doing so - I am reminded of one of Gollum's riddles for Bilbo Baggins from the book "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien:

"This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal; 
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down."

The answer?


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