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Rusty skills , curling paper

So I have returned, 'a twitch upon the thread' to quote one of my favourite authors. It takes an amount of self indulgence to lock oneself away when there are constant chores to be done and in a household of a constant 6 kids there are chores aplenty.
Perhaps its a time of life; I am more than half way through mine and I find I am returning to things that inspired me long ago. I am drawing again. I am enjoying it, my lack of skill is frustrating but it is very satisfying to see it return little by little and I have produced some pieces I am not ashamed of showing. I am seeing the world in colours, shapes and shades long forgotten and it pleases me.
I have revisited my 'coming of age' companion Tolkien. Tolkien was with me from when I was 10 years old until I was in my early 20s. I must have been Geek child incarnate (although back then the term wasn't honed) I reread my copy of LOTR until it fell apart and lost count at rereading number 44. I tried to teach my self to write in Dwarvish runes, imagined how Quenya might have sounded and sought out long flowing middle earth type gowns - not hard in the early `70s. Now I find I am not alone and need to bow to the great worldwidewonderweb yet again. Although the ability to dress up as an elf has long passed the archetype of theme and the magic are still there.

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LOTR Haiku - mega cool! Would you be my teenage friend if someone finds a way to visit the past ?