Archive for July, 2009
In the book, Sam Gamgee sings this on the “Flight to the Ford.” Here, this is Tolkien’s voice singing.
Magician Daniel Chesterfield
Many won’t be able to look past the seeming randomness, loudness…weirdness. But I love it and find myself strangely alone in loving it I expect.
Imagery, revelry, metaphor, simile, cusp-testing are all included and can’t wait to read it so I can read it again.
I sat through one lecture of Nate’s in 2006 and it made a profound impact on the way I think about life. I’ve listened to it a few times and this book reminds me so much of it. Life is a story. It’s a poem (and you’ll have to read it to gather the context):
To exist in this poem is a greater gift than any finite creature can imagine. To be so insignificant and yet still be given a speaking part, to be given scenes that are my own, and my own only, scenes where the audience is limited to the Author Himself (scenes that I often flub), to have been here with my frozen nose, to have been crafted with at least as much care as a snowflake (though I’m harder to melt), and to hear and feel and see and taste and smell the heavy poetry of God, that is enough.
Exhaling, I feel the thaw. I should be in the car driving. We’re late, and kindergarten waits for no man.
— from Nate (or N.D. as he goes on paper) Wilson’s Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World
[on July 15th, I posted a trailer video of this book]
My First Business Card (circa 1981)
My Current One
I’ve decided to not put my picture on my business card anymore.