“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.”
Well, I think Tolkien said it all, really. But although that song is now familiar to millions of people, courtesy of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, I’ve had it in my head since I was a small girl. It encapsulates the sense of excitement, when you wonder what the next turn in the path will bring. I always want to go that little bit further; reluctant to turn back.
Here are some moments from various tracks I’ve taken in my life. Click on any picture for a slideshow.
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