1. To be seen
2. to be free
Tolkien himself wrote about how even the existence of language allows us to—almost magically—create in a pseudorealistic space (that of the shared imagination of speaker and listener)—any wonderful, terrifying or otherwise never-before-seen possibility that would not otherwise exist in human life.
3. To Create Our Future By Telling Our Past
One of my hopes was to create a greater sense of potential, of deeper and more centered existence. Although none of this “grander vision” can ever take away from the simple joy of “telling a really good story” that lies at the heart of any good writer’s craft, nevertheless, it is my desire that I tell stories that make a difference for many years to come.