In the opening chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo turns thirty-three. This is the age at which hobbits are considered to have come of age.
In the film, Frodo’s adventures started pretty soon afterwards. In the book, it took another couple of decades. In both cases, he was totally unprepared for those adventures, but rose to meet them nonetheless.
I turned thirty-three a couple of weeks ago.
It’s probably time I stopped waiting for my adventure to begin.
(Mind you, I’ve told myself that many times before.)
“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” — Norman Bates