“And thus it was: a fourth age of middle-earth began and the fellowship of the ring, though eternally bound by friendship and love, was ended.” - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
lotr meme: three films [2/3] → The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
“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. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.”
We don’t write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
There is some good in this world. And it’s worth fighting for.
The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.
“…And to that I hold. I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone. I choose a mortal life.”