Thursday, May 14, 2009

Do you ever feel like Frodo?

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. 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 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.

FRODO: What are we holding onto, Sam?

[Sam takes Frodo, helps him to his feet, looks into his eyes and speaks with quiet conviction.]

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

I love this! Tim was watching the end of The 2 Towers while I was on the elliptical. It's just what I needed to remember. This movie has so many parallels to our own time and it's easy to get discouraged. Another movie to re-watch!:)


The Cranes said...

Great thought! I need to get out our copy and watch it again.

Liz said...

This is too weird. I told Erin just last week that we should watch Lord of the Rings again. Must be in the air.
Liz P

Shellie said...

We love that movie. I do feel like Frodo at times.