The Road goes ever on and on

2007 August 25
by Nick Lamb

In choosing a new domain for my site I thought long and hard(not really that long) about something that would be somewhat meaningful and not just my name.   I think I must have been in a very emo mood when I thought of it, but this is what came out, “the road goes ever on and on.”  Its a reference to a poem in The Lord of the Rings that I really like.

The Road goes ever on and on
     Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
     And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
     Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
     And whither then? I cannot say.

In a slightly corny and sentimental way, it describes how I try to look at things.  Trying to see the excitement of the unkown mixed in with the small details of each day.