“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien
I said goodbye to my mermaid hair before getting it chopped off, started packing for school, got more free Starbucks, and read Lord of the Rings until my eyes bulged out of their sockets… and I’m still not even halfway finished.