[bksvol-discuss] Re: O T Tolkien toast/Birthday

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 12:23:49 -0800 (PST)

Interesting idea. I'll try to remember at 9
p.m.--which time? Greenwich mean time? each time zone?


--- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Today is J. R. R. Tolkien's birthday, Traditionally,
> his admirers stand, raise a glass of anything at
> nine pe em this day and say, "The Professor," and
> drink a toast. 
> This gesture, though simple and brief  has been a
> meaningful tradition. This year I'm enspired to
> start a date book and take a significant 15 seconds
> a day to toast the birth, or anniversary of
> something that matters to me. 
> For example,
> on the anniversary of Bookshare's founding, "Books
> Prepared and Shared"
> on Delmar's Birthday, "Close Cousins,"
> on Shakespeare's birthday, ""Humanity as Theater."
> on Beethoven's birthday, "The composer who heard the
> sublime in silence"
> On Thoreau's birthday, "student of nature"
> It's a nice way to give a nod to people and ideas
> worth remembering. 
> If on any day anyone here has a toast to propose, I
> always have ice water or something wet, and fifteen
> seconds to spare. 
> The way my random thoughts spawn personal projects
> you'd think I didn't have a passel of books to
> validate. 
> Always with love,
> Lissi


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