One aspect of growing up that I'm enjoying is seeing a shift in what characters I relate to in stories. When I was a child and read (or listened to) Lord of the Rings, I loved the elves. They're mysterious! And wise! And live forever! Also Arwen gets to marry Aragorn, so there was some major appeal there.
As I get older, I resonate more and more with Eowyn. Her story doesn't play out the way that she wanted to at all, but it's such a good storyline.
This is one of my favorite quotes right now. My life is so amazingly full of goodness right now that I'm continually astounded.
The sun shines bright.