poetry, epics, music, guitars, paintings, the arts, old used book stores, religion, yoga, tai'chi, batman, paintball, teaching, knighthood, hiking, exploring, coffee, coffee shops, singing and performing, american civil war, medeival period, antiquity, astronomy, film, birds, trees, my friends and family, doing good, Jesus.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
read the books when i was in middle school and was profoundly moved all around: emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, artistically, philosophically. everything clicked one night as i stayed up all night reading "the crack of doom" and i started to cry. my faith in Christ and my whole lifestyle just suddenly was put into perspective and i was changed for the better.
Favorite Tolkien character:
as a writer and artist myself, it's hard to single out just one as my favorite. i come to love all the characters. the ones that moved me most of all were aragorn and boromir. aragorn: i feel i'm destined for great things. boromir: i screw up and pay for my mistakes, but redemption is never impossible.