What’s with the name Refracted Light?
Soooo….you might be wondering about the title of the blog? It seems lacking in cutesy, bookish witticisms, eh? It actually comes from a poem by Tolkien called “Mythopoeia.” My favorite part of the poem says,
“Man, Sub-creator, the refracted light
through whom is splintered from a single White
to many hues, and endlessly combined
in living shapes that move from mind to mind.
Though all the crannies of the world we filled
with Elves and Goblins, though we dared to build
Gods and their houses out of dark and light,
and sowed the seed of dragons, ’twas our right
(used or misused). The right has not decayed.
We make still by the law in which we’re made.”
I just LOVE this stanza as it infers God as the creator of all and man as following in His image as creators of myth, legend, worlds, histories, languages and creatures. We as creations also have been given the ability and license to create, and that is a wondrous gift. We are all refractions of the ultimate Creator.
So yeah, that’s where that came from.
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