Saturday, March 12, 2011

tolkien's class

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. They kept going because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding on to, Sam?

Sam: There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth fighting for.

1 comment:

Dearest Friend said...

Oh, boy! You got me with this post.

I can see dear, brave little Sam looking through haze of smoke and ashes at Mordor convincing his beloved liberal boss to keep on. The fires may only get hotter but in the end...the end of the quest will be very worth it.

Well done!

"Gandalf smiled as he hadn't smiled in quite some time..."