"Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?…If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!"
- J. R. R. Tolkien
By the way, he is often simply called "the Professor" by his fandom and other groups on the Internet, just as Aristotle was sometimes called merely "the Philosopher" by St. Thomas Aquinas and other greats of the Middle Ages.
Also, here is the Bofur Optimism meme for today:
The words are from "So Bring On the Rain" by Joo Dee Messina. I used to hear it on the radio several years ago when mom had it turned on (I do not listen to the radio myself that much), and finally one day I googled it. It's a very pretty song, so you should go look it up and listen to it.
Or, as the Professor would say: The Darkness cannot conquer forever. There is light and high beauty beyond its reach.
In Pace Christi,