Monday, January 31, 2011

Out of Darkness

There was a lot of walking, but I have at least come out of the dark for now. It’s all about The Lord of the Rings. I am participating in LOTR Read-Along, hosted by Lorren at The Story Girl.

Reading LOTR again is for me as taking a walk down the familiar path one more time. I stop on the favourite parts to enjoy the view, hurry through some plainer gaps, marvelling at rediscovered beauties here and then.

It is wonderful to follow this story of loyalty, friendship and self-sacrifice, to read about strong characters that always retain their integrity in the fight against evil.

I enjoy very much the pieces of poetry and Tolkien’s wonderful language and feel my will strengthened by some of his great morals. Here is one of my favourites:

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For not even the very wise can see all ends.”

So, here I am, just finished journeying in the dark on page 432 out of 531 of The Fellowship of the Ring and am on the way leading closer to the lands of the Enemy… 


  1. Great post about your LOTR reading experience, very much in Tolkien's style. I know how you love LOTR, so I'm glad you have a chance to take a walk down the familiar, beloved path.

    I love that quote.

  2. Wow, you are almost done already! I'm glad that you enjoy the poetry as well. It is one of my favorite parts.

  3. Nice! You're speedilicious. I love that quote from's so true and such a good reminder when we start judging people.

  4. I love that quote too! It kind of reminds me of The Golden Rule. Glad to see you are taking the time to enjoy this trilogy again.


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