"There’s a difference between an adventure and a quest. An adventure is a "there and back again," an exciting, enriching experience that you choose. It’s a thrill, after which you return home, resume your normal life, and pick up where you left off. This is an adventure. But a quest is not something you choose; rather, it comes to you. You sense a requirement, and you’re called to it because of what’s involved. You never really come back from a quest. Either you die for the quest, or change so radically that you never quite return to life as it once was."
(my paraphrase of Tim Keller, on the difference between the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
Posted on Saturday, August 16th 2014