So here we are, at the end of the journey to “An Unexpected Journey”. The journey that started on December 14, 2011, with the intention of marking every single day for a full year until the movie was released has reached its destination. Today, I saw “The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey” for the first time.
I will not give away any spoilers, for those readers who are only a few hours from their first viewing, apart from saying one thing - Pay no attention to the reviewers, if you love JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit you will love this movie.
It feels rather strange to be at journey’s end, strange and wonderful at the same time. Having seen the movie brings its own elation, but also the anticipation, this year of waiting and discovering and uncovering has been such a delight that I don’t really want it to end. Its been 366 days. 517 posts. 52 pages full of moments….and its been great.
I have to say thank you to you. Yes, you, reading this right now, each and every one of you who has read, followed, subscribed, listened, downloaded, liked, reblogged, retweeted and messaged - thank you to each and every one of you, you’ve made this year so very memorable. The most unique and Tolkien-soaked year I’ve had. I’ve made new friends, had new experiences, some hobbit-sized adventures….and perhaps I’m not even the same as I was because of it.
So, the end of the journey….but is it the end of the road? Well Bilbo does say that the road goes ever on and on, and the end of one journey is merely the beginning of another. Day 366 of this year is also day 1 of another - because today is 1 year to the day that “The Hobbit : The Desolation Of Smaug” will be released. Shall we do it all again next year? Yes, I rather think we might…..
Here we are at the end of year 1 and so tomorrow will be Day 1, year 2. Another year of Hobbit Moments. Same Hobbit, same sort of posts, but with a whole new look coming very, very soon! Not only that, but another couple of sites too! Keep on following Hobbit Moments and all details will be revealed very soon…and in the meantime, go and enjoy seeing The Hobbit tonight, or tomorrow, or whenever you’re going to see it (or re-see it!). It won’t disappoint, I promise you. Its been worth the wait.