Good is quiet, no one sees the old man thats been escorting his grade school teacher across the street since he was 7. Its been 64 years, but there he is, just as protective now as when he started. Evil is loud, everyone it touches is screaming in agony. All you can do in the end is make sure you don't stop being the old man, because a scream is only louder in a quiet room, and even if its not you directly, but if its not as loud maybe it was you that helped the hero realize he is part of a chorus
@thrawnfett, things are never as bad as what you see on the news. The news exists to sell itself, and they know 2 things 1) death and horror bring more views 2) be an echo chamber, nobody wants to have their views challenged by reality
At least now that everyone's stuck at home we finally have time for second breakfast, afternoon tea and elevenses
I'm not crying you are! 😭
This post is an embodiment of hope
Remember always that Tolkien first started writing The Hobbit while in the trenches of the Somme. "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." He was literally in a nasty, dirty wet hole. And instead of giving into despair he chose to write. The Somme is considered one of the worst battles ever fought in WW1 and Tolkien was in the middle of it. And he still decided to write about a fantasy world where the good, and brave would always triumph over evil and the corrupt. For no matter how dark the nights got, how loud the shells are that fall so close you can feel the shockwave, no matter how many of your friends are lost forever to the mud beneath your boots, in the end the Sun will rise up and show you a better path.
Im usually pretty nihilistic, but J.R.R always makes me hope.
Does anyone else scroll to a post like this and immediately see if it’s got lots of thumbs up before taking the time to read?
I think Jackson used the Gandalf quote better than even Tolkien. Change my mind.