“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.”

– Charles Dickens (b. February 7, 1812 – d. June 9, 1870)

J. R. R. Tolkien

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.

“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times.  But that is not for them to decide.  All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

―J.R.R. Tolkien (b. Jan. 3, 1892 – d. Sept. 2, 1973), The Fellowship of the Ring