Happy Tolkien Reading Day! Today, March 25th, is the day when we commemorate the Downfall of Sauron after the destruction of the Ruling Ring. As a result, the Tolkien Society invites readers all around the world to celebrate this day by reading–or rereading–their favorite passages or works by J.R.R. Tolkien. To foster a sense of fellowship in all participants, the Society proposes a topic each year. In 2019, the proposed topic was “Tolkien and the Mysterious”—and that was the main thrust behind me writing this post.