" I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay...Small acts of kindness and love." -J.R.R. Tolkien Tolkien is an incredible author that I have read and reread since the summer right after third grade. He has a beautiful ability to capture struggle as a noble adventure, trial as a journey to self awareness and the deep and profound hope that good will forever triumph. Although, even today, many of my friends may know the movies, it is the books that are truly fantastical.