September 30, 2014

uncomfortable, palpitating, and gruesome

"Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway."
~J. R. R. Tolkien (in The Hobbit)