Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
|Oh yes, indeed|
Last week, I stood on the platform at Green Park station, fully armed with de rigueur iPod and headphones, jostling with the usual band of faceless travellers, waiting for that goddamn train to arrive and lo, - dead ahead, plastered on the tiled wall, I spotted the above poster, which made me smile. Sometimes, you really should 'look' around you. And, seeing as I am, unequivocally, JRR Tolkien's Number One Fan, this quote resonates through every minute fibre of my being. Yes, despite their hairy feet and funny eating habits, I have a soft spot for the Hobbits. Okay, maybe it's Lord Aragorn, jeepers. Nonetheless, a beautiful quote.
And if you are in the city, as said poster tells us, the British Library's 'Writing Britain Wastelands to Wonderlands' exhibition is currently running from now until September. It explores how Britain's landscapes have inspired many of the country's literary works. Sounds wonderful, I just might, you know, wander over...
Photo courtesy via yours truly