I think I was humbled by my 9 year old son last night. I am reading Lord of the Rings aloud. We were discussing Tom Bombadil , and how there's a lot of discussion about who he really is in the mythos of Middle Earth. I told him some of the theories and Tolkien's word on the matter. My son says, "Maybe he's supposed to be Middle Earth itself." That's good. I like it. He says to Frodo that he was there before the elves and even before the trees. Makes sense that he's some kind of spirit of the earth, especially when you consider that he's married to what I would guess is a river spirit.
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