Sunday, May 30, 2004

We are a middle earth family

Reading the Fellowship of the Ring, my 10 year old son, described the experience as "like looking into a painting." I would have to agree. It is one of the most beautiful stories to ever entertain my imagination. Here are some of my favourite quotes from all three movies:

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

"I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone."
- Arwen, as she gives Aragorn the Evenstar

"So do all that have lived to see such times. All you have to do is decide what to do with the time that given to you."
- Gandalf to Frodo


THE TWO TOWERS

"It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. Sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when too much bad had happened? But in the end it is only a passing thing...this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those are the stories that stay with you... that meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going because they were holding on to something." "What are we holding on to, Sam?" "That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."
- Samwise Gamgee


RETURN OF THE KING

"A day may come, when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of Fellowship, but it is not this day!"
- Aragorn at the black gates

"The end? The Journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path we all must take."
- Gandalf to Pippin


Watching all three stories together was an amazing treat, and I highly recommend it. But now Duncan and I are going for a walk, cause sitting down in front of the TV for almost 12 hours was harder than we thought it would be! Gotta stretch those legs!

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