“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was born 125 years ago today. He has been singing at the throne of God for 40 years.