I should be sleeping. It's getting late and I have much to do tomorrow. But "Lord of the Rings" is on the 'Encore Network' on the cable.
In 1966, when I first came home from the Service, I was introduced to two things which fascinated me - a board game called "Gettysburg", by Avalon Hill Corporation, and a book called "The Hobbitt", by J.R.R. Tolkein. Not long after I found and read "The Hobbitt", I read "The Lord of the Rings".
I was shaken. I was affected to the very core of my being. I had never read ANYTHING written with such imagination before. I spent the longest time wishing the Middle Earth was real, that it was someplace to which I might go ... and live there.
The cool thing?
On Sunday, Encore is going to present all three Extended Version movies - back to back to back - uncut and commercial free. Roughly 11 hours of kick ass, amazing, real as hell LOTR. I may have to watch.