I found this a beautiful, simple metaphor for kindness: ’As kind as summer…’

Writing this on a kind summer’s day, sitting in the garden under the dappling shade of trees, cool breeze to fend off the heat, and the relaxing hollow thwock-thwock of the tennis over the hedge.

Source: JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit (London: HarperCollins, 1995), p. 48

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