Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Uplifting LOTR Quote

So I woke up not feeling so great, not sick from illness but sick from sadness. More and more stories are coming out of the Orlando tragedy as well as text messages and voice messages from the victims that are just heartbreaking.

But I saw something on Facebook that did make me smile and brighten my day. It's one of my favorite quotes from the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie. It's the exchange at the end when Frodo is starting to feel down and is losing hope in all things. Sam is there to lift his spirits.

FRODO: I can’t do this, Sam.

SAM: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And 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 so much bad had happened. But in the end, it’s 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 were the stories that stayed 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. Because they were holding on to something.

FRODO: What are we holding on to, Sam?

SAM: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.

I tear up every time I read this.. it's just what I needed to get through another day. 

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