From the depths of unspeakable sadness
"It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from."
"His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all."
J. R. R. Tolkien, from The Hobbit
“Hankerings” is about the hopes and dreams of our heart…
Our hankerings determine how we spend our time, what inspires us to get up in the morning, and what helps us close our eyes to dream at night. It is what people notice when describing us, and ultimately how our great grandchildren will remember us when reminiscing over the dinner table.
Our hankerings are ultimately about who we are, as we develop into Tolkien's "pleasant mixture" of who we hope to become.
This is the story of that transformation.
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