Wednesday, December 29, 2004

A Favorite Quote of Mine

I know its been a long time since I have entered anything on my blog. I have a lot of things I want to put up, but just haven't had the time. In everything that has been happening in my life, I find there is one quote that continues to come back to me. It has actually helped me in some of the hardest times I have in the last month. It is from the movie: "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers". Its near the end when Sam is talking to Frodo. This is what is said:

"It's like the great stories, Mr. Frodo.
The one's 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.
Fold 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?")

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