Dear Bilbo,

You have my heart.

It’s been a while since I came to visit you, I know. But don’t you assume that I have forgotten about you. You live in me, just like your story does – eternally. You changed me, even when I didn’t want to. You have added so much to my life that I cannot help but get misty eyed at the very moment something reminds me of you it could be a little word, a certain kind of weather, a feeling – I am not sure what to call this, but it’s safe to say that I am in love with you; in love with every bit of your personality, of your actions, of the way you were, are, and forever will be. It’s impossible to miss you because you are always here – present in the little acts I do all day long.

Whenever I look outside the window in my room, my mind wanders hither and thither only to settle – always – on you, Bilbo. I cannot help but wonder what the sky must be looking like from that beautiful house you live in. Bag-end – my favorite place to holiday. You remember my last visit? It was a winter morning and I was feeling particularly sad that day. I don’t remember why exactly but I was anxious to leave my house and go somewhere extraordinarily simple, where life is counted in moments. I wanted to go somewhere magical. And as soon as my eyes rested on the book containing your life, I knew where, my dear Hobbit. 

You might not know this but I jumped out of my bed, grabbed the book and hugged it tightif you randomly felt suffocated just a little bit around that time, it was me, for sure. 

I opened the pages and there you were – “in a hole in the ground.” Why do you have to be so adorable all the time, huh? It’s annoying how much you make me adore you. 😒 

I knocked on your door, and you thought it was Gandalf. Typical of you, Bilbo, to forget me so soon! That left me just a little bit heartbroken. Still, I was happy to see that mildly irritated face of yours at the very mention of “adventure.” How do you do it, though, I wonder – make the most ridiculously adorable expressions? 

I was sitting right alongside you on that dining table when you were nervously shaking your leg, at the prospect of facing a dragon. You didn’t know your own strength, dear Hobbit. I did. I have always admired how you just dropped everything and ran away to have an adventure, going against your very nature. That moment fills me with tears of joy – imagining you hopping on the little road down the Shire, eager to catch the dwarves lest they go on without you. 

Your courage, when it was needed, your  kindness, where it was required, your homesickness, when it was called for, your love for your friends, when they were all you really had – was, is, and always will be a motivation to all of us, Bilbo.

You have no idea how loved you are, how adored. There are countless others, like me, who love to visit Bag-end again and again just for the fun of your company but it’s safe to say that NONE OF THEM LOVES YOU LIKE I DO; none of them values you like I do. 

And although you’ve left now – gone to Valinor with the Elvesremember that Bag-end will always belong to you; the shire will always be yours; the very word Hobbit will be yours and yours only. None other compares. 

15th member of the company,

R A I N 

53 thoughts on “Dear Bilbo,

  1. Aww, this is such a beautiful letter and a perfect ode to Bilbo! You’ve made me want to read about him again (not that I haven’t already read the books a gazillion of times…)

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    1. Thank you SOOOO much, Stargazer! 😍😍 I am sooooo glad that the letter inspired you to read the book again! IF YOU DO, I’D LOVE TO READ YOUR THOUGHTS ON IT! 😍 Thank you soooo much for your wonderful comment! ❤️🦋🌻

      PS: Aren’t I following your blog already?! I wonder because I haven’t been seeing any of your posts on my reader. I’ll check soon! 😇🦋❤️

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      1. SERIOUSLY THOUGH!!! xD xD I mean who could POSSIBLY believe that A SINGLE BITE OF Lembas Bread was enough for a full grown adult?! ASK MERRY AND PIPPIN! xD xD

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  2. “Legolas what do your elf eyes see?”

    🧝🏻‍♂️: another FANTASTIC post

    Seriously tho I am still in awe and will probably stay this way because your writing is I DONT KNOW ITS SOMETHING it’s like second breakfast or something idk it’s just gOOD

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      1. Haha Twitter seems daunting and super toxic so I stalk it account-less on the occasion I want drama, but I don’t need that 24/7 BUT at some point I might branch out to other social medias but I am a mere high school student who just wants stellar mental health and I haven’t gotten there yet xD (also my mom let me join Twitter even if I wanted to gahaha)

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  3. What a delightful love letter to Bilbo! And not just to him, or to Tolkien’s world, but to the spirit of adventure and discovery that we, book lovers, experience every time we open a new volume in search of… the unknown 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. AWWW!!! *misty eyes* It makes me soooooo happy that you loved it so, Mads!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ALL THE LOVE TO YOOUUUU AND YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENT! Thank you for always being soooo sweeet!! YOU ARE THE BESTESTTT EVER! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. AWWW!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, Kat! You always leave THE SWEETEST comments! Thank you so much! I am soo very glad that you liked it! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Also…missing youuu…come back..i miss your posts! 😦

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      1. 💜🥰💕😊💜 You are welcome, Rain!!! I LOVED it – very BEAUTIFUL!!! 💜💜 ahhh I know – I’m sorrryyyy – missing you toooo !! Hopefully I’ll be back to posting soon!! 💜😊💜

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  4. “I knocked on your door, and you thought it was Gandalf.”
    I don’t know why that line made me chuckle – I’ve never even read LOTR or The Hobbit 😂.
    But actually, this was so sweet and your writing is so beautiful 🥺.

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    1. AWWW!!!! Thank you SOOO much Jules! I am so very glad that you liked the post! THATS ALRIGHTTT!! As long as we can still gush about LOTR – whatever format – I AM HAPPPYYYY!!! 😉 😉 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Oh no! That’s fine. Even if you have watched the movies, the book is like A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE I AM TELLING YOU E! You are gonna love it! 😍😍😍

      Thank you SOOO much! I am so very glad yo liked it! YAYYYY!! 🦋🌸

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    1. Awwww…thank you soo much, Lisa! I am sooo glad you liked the letter. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

      Hahahhaa…LOBELIA SACKVILLE-BAGGINS..AND HER OBSESION WITH SPOONS. Damn! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  5. Hahahah so much love for this little Hobbit! I was definitely impressed by how connected you were to the character and how much you wished he was real. 😉 Currently finishing up The Fellowship and I guess you could say that Bilbo isn’t exactly as awesome as he was in The Hobbit! 😛

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    1. Hahaha….YESSS…BILBO ALWAYSSS….I STILL fancy that the Shire IS real…the HOBBITS ARE THERE…We just cannot see it. Because we dont want to….NOT BADLY ENOUGH! 🤷🏻‍♀️

      Hahahhaa…YESSSS…..He…well…..didnt age well. 😅🤣🤣🤣

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    1. AWWWW!! Thank you SOOO MUCH Macey! I AM SOO GLAD YOU LIKED THE LETTER! 😍😍😍😍

      Well, to be honest, I like Aragorn a bit more than Bilbo. Okay I LOVE HIM! HE IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! 😍😍😍😍😍😍 Who is your fav though?

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