When one wanders, one should still be keen enough to know when to continue wandering in a particular direction or when one’s fate is in jeopardy. That may come through the assistance of maps and guides. It may come through the assistance and reliance on God and dear friends. It may come through seeking wisdom for the true love and desire of it as opposed to the pure acquisition of knowledge.
All that is gold does not glitter;
Not all who wander are lost.
The old that is strong does not wither.
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.JRR Tolkien
Not all who wander are lost. This is true. But don’t assume this means that if you are wandering you are not lost. Many are. The question is not if you will wander, for some of us naturally are predisposed to this including the man who penned the words. The question is how will you wander.
Thanks to the Thinklings series and of course Sir Tolkien