29 8 / 2012
lotr is the reason why i’m anti-war
isn’t that odd
when i read the section in the two towers where sam saw the dead easterling it really changed how i viewed war
“he wondered what the man’s name was and where he came from, and if he was really evil of heart or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home, and if he would not really rather have stayed there in peace” (that was from memory so forgive me if it’s wrong)
i don’t know that just impacted me like nothing ever has before, it’s so profound and understanding and just loving honestly
30 1 / 2012
"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens."
05 10 / 2011
"I wished to be loved by another, but I desire no man’s pity."
27 9 / 2011
"Frodo undertook his quest out of love - to save the world he knew from disaster at his own expense, if he could; and also in complete humility, acknowledging that he was wholly inadequate to the task. His real contract was only to do what he could, to try to find a way, and to go as far on the road as his strength of mind and body allowed. He did that. I do not myself see that the breaking of his mind and will under demonic pressure under torment was any more a moral failure than the breaking of his body would have been - say, by being strangled by Gollum, or crushed by a falling rock.
That appears to have been the judgement of Gandalf and Aragorn and of all who learned the full story of his journey. Certainly nothing would have been concealed by Frodo! But what Frodo himself felt about the events is quite another matter."