• The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords.

    J.R.R. Tolkien (2012). “Tales from the Perilous Realm”, p.315, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt