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Wanderlust

I recently read the quote “Not all those who wander are lost” somewhere and although I have seen it many times written on posters, signs and graffitis all around the world I didn’t know that it was out of a poem written by J. R. R. Tolkien for his fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings:

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

Isn’t it an inspiring and also motivating poem somehow?
It’s probably because of this second sentence that I have a distinct urge to travel, like wanderlust arising…

Andrea

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