Once Upon a December

The Dwarven cleaning song from The Hobbit makes me miss Equinox, Laire and yes even 7k. I miss the songs, the laughter. I miss the comradarie, the family, the exhilaration of feeling like you’ve done something to change the world on a large scale.

I miss the kinship we had, through everything both in and out of character. Those we lost on the battlefield and those we lost to a more known deity. We knew who we thought we were, at least who we wanted to be.

But that was years ago, before time took its toll on our lives. We grew up, grew apart, grew roots. We started our own families, we had more responsibility, we put away our childish things. We stood up, took it on the chin and every so often wondered how it got so hard to make new friends, or maybe, how did it get so easy to lose touch with our old ones?

So for those of you out there be it still with me or passed, in touch or out of reach, a hopskipandajump or a long treacherous journey away; know that I’m here and you have never and will never be forgotten.

“Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade” – Pippin’s Song LotR


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