In the Desert there are more Stars

“I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Return of the King

“Your time may come. Do not be too sad, Sam. You cannot be always torn in two. You will have to be one and whole, for many years. You have so much to enjoy and to be, and to do.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Return of the King

My daughter and I drove out on the north desert, taking 25 road, until the city lights sparkled behind us. We drove up a hill and parked. I enjoyed some apple cider and Trinity drank some eggnog. We counted the shooting stars until our bodies were numb with the cold.

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