I have tried numerous times to recount the final leg of my journey, but it is too difficult. A trip that should have lasted 11 hours lasted 51 hours. I can’t explain to you what happened, why it took that long, or why I’m now missing my shoes, but I can leave you with this parting haiku:

Arduous journey
Can’t keep me down. I prevail.
Yes, I am Frodo.

 

The end.

 

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