131 years ago (03/01/1892), a great mind was born.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was not only a great, creative, stunningly ingenious writer – we’re all familiar with this side of his. He was also a devout, traditonalist Roman Catholic and a nationalist with royalist leanings.
This is why he was able to capture the beautiful – because he believed in Truth, Beauty and Goodness found in nature, tradition and roots – those roots that everyone has, but not everyone nurtures.
Happy birthday, Mr. Tolkien! We remember about you…