Just North of Fifty

‘The man who’s a dreamer and never takes leave
Who thinks of a world that is just make believe.
Will never know passion, will never know pain
Who sits by the window will one day see rain.’ 

‘The Greatest Adventure’, Glenn Yarbrough

The Hobbit, book and animation, have been in my thoughts lately.
They feel prophetic.

Dangerously Lucky

The thing I love about used books are the hidden artifacts of owners past.

Today Cigdem and I found a four-leaf clover, Lord knows we could use a little luck.
Returning home I went to find a book to press it into.In one of my last unpacked books is a Book Club Edition of ‘Dangerous Visions’, sans dust wrapper.
A book I saved from the final cull of the NG office and one I thought would make for a good reader on our journey beyond the pale.
I flipped randomly to a page and lo!
On page 179 someone had beat me to the punch.

A lucky book indeed.