Re: [mythsoc] The Silver Trumpet
- In a message dated 03/15/2001 1:25:56 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< This, I
recognized immediately, was a very different sort of book from Winnie the
Seuss, and Disney's adaptations of beast fables. Actually, it scared me a
bit to be so strongly affected by a book. Eight year old kids aren't
have such strong desires kindled in their little hearts. >>
I have asked a friend to look for this book for me. Meanwhile, I have been
chewing on the whole thing of how the books move us. LOTR moved me greatly,
but I was 9 when I first read it. I remember riding my bike in gloomy
circles after Gandalf fell into Moria. And a terrible crush on Strider. ggg
Then I wondered about Gandalf's return, all dazzling and so on. I can't but
resist comparing it to Christ's Resurrection, which is so obvious and
probably done to death... but that's not my point anyway. I am more
wondering how much people were moved by LOTR if they first read it as
adults.. and whether we have periods when we are more "moveable." I know I
was storm-tossed by Williams' writing and Especially the Arthuriad, oh my!
But was that because I was 20?
Someone quipped that if you write poetry at, I don't recall the age, say 20,
you are young, and if you write poetry at 50, you are a poet. Something like
that. I live in dread that history will record I was no writer but only a
What could I read today for the first time that people might consider
equally, well, moving?
I have my favorites in the attic, and others that I wonder if I even still
have, but rereading isn't the test I'm looking for anyway.
And pardon if my note is just as unclear as usual; I have a naughty
3-year-old at my elbow. Please tell me there is reading time in the future
again, when the kids are older... At least the 5 yo is next door.
I got my first issues of Mythlore yesterday, including the Tolkien
Commemorative issue. How that one plucked at the heartstrings... first I was
looking at it, not seeing the theme, and thinking, OH this was from right
after the Professor died! OMG, what a Time Machine!! Then I saw the