As any hobbit knows, much of the joy of a good day’s walk comes from the friends who travel by your side.
It’s easy to get depressed when circumstances don’t go as we plan. Happiness in wavering, though. What we must rest on is joy.
“The way for a person to develop a style is (a) to know exactly what he wants to say, and (b) to be sure he is saying exactly that. The reader, we must remember, does not start by knowing what we mean. If our words are ambiguous, our meaning will escape him. I sometimes think…
“What more, you may ask, do we want? … We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough…”