Oh thankyou all very much.
I have to admit that I am rather slender witted when it comes to avatars and so I am seeking help(blush blush). I tried numerous times to download some avies I really liked but it kept saying that it had to be .gif. then I found some gif avies and then it kept saying it had to be 70x70 pixels and I thought I did that. sigh........I am quite worn out.
I was thinking about JRR today and remembering how, in many of his letters to family and especially Christopher he would pour out his heart about his beloved Edith, his Luthien Tinuviel's poor health or his or the pain of the war. And I remember one particularly poingnant statement he made to his son about how he and Edith had 'saved' one another. It broke my heart. And yet even in his worst moments there was always something so hopeful and light and lovely about him, don't you think?
Well that is precisely the same feeling I have when I log on to this site. It is not something I can even explain. It is wonderful