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Only a Second or Two  by Larner

X.  Cue: "Traveling is a fool's paradise. We owe to our first journeys the discovery that place is nothing."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


What Was Found


            ’Tis said that we bear within us all the world we ever truly desire to see.  Certainly, for Sam Gamgee that was true, for he’d never truly wished to see more of the world than the Shire.  Yet in the end he found there was so much more than the Shire that was beautiful and worthy; and by seeing the waste places he found he loved the green of home the more in the end.

            But for Frodo Baggins--he saw much of beauty as he traveled--but brought home with him the waste places in his heart.

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