Emerald Bay... or Lothlorian?
Late in they day on water's edge, with a lazy breath of smoke wafting in the air... Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, CA really looked to me like how I imagine the Elves' homeland Lotholian from Tolkien's Lord of The Rings. I half-expected to see the elegant, curved bow of an elven boat carrying Galadriel and Celeborn to peek out from behind that jut of land before me as it headed for open water.
"Wait for me!" I'd call out. And I'd wave.
They would see me, wave back and smile... and gracefully steer the boat to the shore where I stood, the soundless gangplank extended in welcome. As I step on board the magical vessel, I'd feel a shiver of delight, of adventure and of coming home.
But alas, this only happened in my mind. (adventurous mind that it is!)
Still, this moment captured from mere weeks ago starts the movie all over again.
©Karen Hutton - Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0)