The Evolution of Elves

"I think,” my daughter Maria announced, “goblins should be green.”

We had just attended a play based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and I was arguing that the goblins’ normal, human skin tones were correct. “You see,” I told her, “in Middle Earth, goblins are just degenerate elves.”

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Rebecca Sicree writes from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. She and her family attend Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in nearby State College. She and her husband Andrew have ten children, six of whom are now adults.

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