I almost forgot that March 25 is Tolkien Reading Day, as marked on my geeky events calendar. I guess I have should have brought attention to this earlier.
To attempt some justification of blogging this on a nursing blog, today I re-read the parts of The Fellowship of the Ring in which Strider uses athelas to treat wounds. I was going to re-type them here, but I've run out time as I have to get some sleep before first day of hospital clinical rotation tomorrow.
Anyhow, I recommend you revisit Tolkien's work periodically. I found it relaxing and comforting today.
Below an image of the same edition I have. I've never known anyone else who has this edition, actually. It's an excellent size for reading with relatively large typeset.