Well, 2013 is the chosen year for Micah, and now, every Monday evening, our home becomes an enchanted portal for the imagination to enter. After supper, in front of our warm hearth, the children light candles and drink milky tea while reading aloud the next chapter. We face our enemies, learn the value of courage, the rewards of faithfulness, and the power of faith and love in the midst of deep darkness. We end the night inspired to reach higher up and further in. We make memories together and they are very good. These memories will last a lifetime and beyond.
This year, we found a jewel that I want to share with you because it has added an element to our evening readings that completes the atmosphere for our adventures in Middle Earth. We like it VERY much.
The Lord of the Rings: Complete Songs and Poems by The Tolkien Ensemble (four CD collection) is the first complete musical interpretation of all the poems in the J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Christopher Lee is one of the many soloists along with 150 musicians. It took ten years to complete. We listen to the songs as we encounter the poems in the books. Wow!
A preview of The Tolkien Ensemble and more about its origins:
one step at a time...