This is a rather cool sotry sent in by Ringer Spy Dave. Check it out:
I thought you might be interested in this tidbit. It was in Friday’s Globe and Mail by Jan Melnyk.
Here is the important part: “My co-worker told a story at work about her aunt. Here’s how it goes:
Many years ago, her aunt was walking through an English public garden when a man approached her. “Do you have the time? he asked. She looked at her watch but he shook his head. “No, do you have the time to sit and talk?” he asked politely. They sat on a bench among the flowers while he talked about his life and asked about hers. She was very young, and he was very old.
She listened as he related the events of his youth and the wars he had lived through. He told her of his hopes for the human race. One thing he didn’t tell her about was his accomplishments. He had penned The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The man was J.R.R. Tolkien.
What a great listen. I reeled in awe as my friend finished her delightful story.”
The rest of the article goes on about storytelling. What a lucky woman her friend’s aunt was. Imagine being able to have that kind of discussion with the Master. Wow. That would have been a life experience for me. Anyways, I thought you might be interested.Posted in Old Main News on December 17, 1999 by xoanon