“I wonder,” said Frodo, “But I don’t know. And that’s the way of a real tale. Take any one that you’re fond of. You may know, or guess, what kind of a tale it is, happy-ending or sad-ending, but the people in it don’t know. And you don’t want them to.” Frodo Baggins. The LordContinue reading “” I wonder what sort of a tale we’ve fallen into?””
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‘It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit.’
‘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 grows perhaps the greater.’ – Haldir Lord of the Rings, J.R.R Tolkein So it’s been a hot minute since IContinue reading “‘It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit.’”
I wish it need not have happened in my time…
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” -Frodo Baggins and Gandalf, The FellowshipContinue reading “I wish it need not have happened in my time…”
I’m glad you are here with me….
Happy 2020 to all my readers around the world. Things have been busy over the last couple of months for us but we are glad to have some time resting from the ‘pregnancy journey’ to enjoy some time to ourselves and spending Christmas holidays with friends and family. This is a very short post toContinue reading “I’m glad you are here with me….”
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us…..
“Memory is not what the heart desires. That is only a mirror. Gimli, The Dwarf. Lord of the Rings, J.R.R Tolkein It’s difficult now to decide whether to write and, if so, what to write about. The ‘journey’, as it were, is still continuing, however, we find ourselves in limbo. Neither there… nor where weContinue reading “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us…..”
“Deep down here by the dark water lived old Gollum, a small slimy creature. I don’t know where he came from, nor who or what he was. He was Gollum — as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face.” J.R.R.Tolkein Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of theContinue reading “My precious…..”
When all other lights go out….
“I will not give you counsel, saying do this, or do that. For not in doing or contriving, nor in choosing between this course and another, can I avail; but only in knowing what was and is, and in part also what shall be.” Gladriel, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring FrodoContinue reading “When all other lights go out….”
The Second Fight: The Balrog
“… Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass.’ The Balrog made no answer. The fire in it seemed to die, but the darkness grew. “ J.R.R. Tolkein, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ** note: this post contains my experience of a D&C surgical procedure for missed miscarriage. The FellowshipContinue reading “The Second Fight: The Balrog”
Through the Mines
” A deep uneasiness, growing to dread, crept over him [Frodo] again. Though he had been healed in Rivendell of the knife-stroke, that grim wound had not been without effect. His senses were sharper and more aware of things that could not be seen. One sign of change that he soon had noticed was thatContinue reading “Through the Mines”
The Road to Rivendell
‘Alas! there are some wounds that cannot be wholly cured,’ said Gandalf. ‘I fear it may be so with mine,’ said Frodo. ‘There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same; for I shall not be the same. I am wounded with knife, sting, andContinue reading “The Road to Rivendell”