Thank you to all of you who went to Paul's blog and left him comments of support and encouragement. (Read my last post if you missed it!) That was so very kind of you. I appreciate it so much and Paul has left me word that it really lifted his spirits! If you are reading this blog for the first time, you are in very good company. The folks who read my little blog are the BEST. Thanks again!
As I told you, Richard and I watched "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". Well, what can I say, I loved it! How can you not like it? It has a great story with a perfect cast and beautiful music all through it. "Honour, loyalty and a willing heart"...so nice to have a movie made these days that is true to the author's intentions! (Okay, I admit it, I haven't read the books, but I think I do understand them, maybe just a little!) One of the songs was extraordinary. It is only short so I hope you will listen to it. The actor, Richard Armitage, is the main singer, and he is joined by the other dwarves, James Nesbitt being one of them. (I know this actor from other British TV shows.) I have read that when folks came back for repeated viewings of the movie, many of them would sing along with this song. I love that, but only if they could sing as well as these actors!
You know, I did tell you that we have been having quite a bit of rain. We saw the most water cascading down over Arabia Mountain that we have ever seen. I wish you could hear this water with the birds singing and the low whistle of the train from three miles away...that is all we heard on this day. It was beautiful.