"It is told that even as Varda ended her labors, and they were long, when first Menelmacar strode up the sky and the blue fire of Helluin flickered in the mists above the borders of the world, in that hour the Children of the Earth awoke, the Firstborn of Ilúvatar. By the starlit mere of Cuiviénen, Water of Awakening, they rose from the sleep of Ilúvatar; and while the dwelt yet silent by Cuiviénen their eyes beheld first of all things the stars of heaven. Therefore they have ever loved the starlight, and have revered Varda Elentári above all the Valar."
~from The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkein
It's finally happened! I can no longer outrun the blood that runs into me from two sides of the family! I will ascend to those lofted vaults of my forbearers... -Yes. I am becoming....
A Rabid Tolkein Fanatic.
It's pretty much genetic.
Soon I will complete the Rite of Passage, so to speak, by finishing the Silmarilion, and from there, well, who knows.
Wish me luck.