Ok so want to be a hobbit...right? That's kind of cool because I like small things. You know when you have one of those silly days? When you just feel as tiny as a tiny pea and the only thing you wish for is an endless supply of chocolate? I think I have one of those . So I am not only small because I am a hobbit...I am a tiny small hobbit which means that you will probably find very hard to see me or hear me unless you have a microscope. I wrote about *smallness and tininess* before . Small and Tiny are very beautiful and it does feel reassuring to feel like that. I adore *minis* ...little hands, delicate small feet, little fuss about things, small emotions, enclosed friendships, my world is definitely a mini universe where Tiny Lei lives very much at peace with herself. I know my love for tininess is something that comes directly from Tolkien's hobbit world. The Shire is the first place you are transported to in The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings .
The Shire is peaceful, small and contained and when you are there you really do not care much about the troubles of the Big outside world and you feel very safe. Although I feel very Tiny today, I must be perfectly honest with you and tell you that my actual real size would not allow me to live in a miniature hobbit house, I could however fit in this very cute cottage that came for sale just around the corner. I am going to view it this morning and I am looking forward to that. I will always be attracted to a sweet little house , a place where I can dream, live with only what is truly needed and holds some storybook quality. I love dreaming of a little home , imagining what it would be like to have a cozy nest where the days are long and the nights are sweet with the sound of the silence while reading in a warm, comfortable loft.
In a world where space is becoming a real issue I shall adopt the *hobbit style* of living and rejoice in the tininess of things around me. I don't need half of the stuff I own at the moment and if I was to get rid of all of it today my current home would double in size. What does a hobbit really need to be happy ? Just a small place to call home sweet home. Bilbo Baggins: No hat, no stick, no pipe, not even a pocket handkerchief. How can one survive ? Things a respectable Hobbit need to be happy: A hat, a pipe, the walking stick , a pocket handkerchief , some chocolate in case of a *feeling Tiny* day, a small but homely hobbit home, and a tree to hug on a Monday .