Righto, me lads and lassies, pull out your thinking caps for another fantasy reflection. It’s the best way to start your day and end your week with a mind-boggled headache … and still have a fantastic time!
Our question for the day is …
Wise old sages. Gotta love ’em. They serve such a necessary yet so often under-appreciated role in a hero’s journey. And quite often die tragically before the end.
They don’t have to be particularly old – contrary to common perception, a long gray beard is not a requirement – and may not even be considered especially wise by their peers, but I think it’s safe to say that most heroes wouldn’t get far on their epic journeys without the help of a wise old sage of some shape or form.
I have to say … I would choose Gandalf. In a heart beat. He can be a bit tough and crotchety. Fool of a Took! But as long as I refrain from touching things that shouldn’t be touched, or throwing things that shouldn’t be thrown, or staring into things that shouldn’t be stared into, or putting on things that shouldn’t be put on … I think we’d get along just grand.