“Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” (Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings)
We were reminded today, by our friend Mark Sommer, that today is C.S. Lewis’ 111th Birthday, and I thought it would be great to start with a quote from my most favorite movie movies of all time, those based on my favorite books written by Lewis’ friend J.R.R. Tolkien.
Lewis was born November 29, 1898. The date of his death is shared with that of John F. Kennedy. He was a professor at Oxford, where he became friends with Tolkien, and later taught at Cambridge. Tolkien is said to have based the Ents on Lewis – in particular: Treebeard!
Happy Birthday, C.S. Lewis!
Thanks to Mark Sommer for the reminder!