Tuesday, November 29, 2011

something beautiful: words of wisdom from samwise gamgee

"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."
"What are we holding onto, Sam?"
"There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth fighting for.
Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee

as of late I've been feeling just like this.  like we shouldn't even be in this place.  and then I end up in a tailspin of wo is me how can I bring kids into this awful place?.  but then I remember that even with all the bad that has happened and all the bad that is out there, the end can still be happy.  but only if we see there's still some good in the world, and that its worth fighting for.


  1. i came across your blog through another, and i love the quote you posted. i am a fan of the movies, and this quote coming from it just made it that much greater. thanks for sharing such an ideal quote for this time in the world. my kids, my husband, and my church are lights in my life. they are definitely worth fighting for. thanks for sharing something inspiring...

  2. Funny note- thank you for explaining why tiny calls Mimi's Samantha---- samwise. Never knew until this moment.

    Not so funny note- thank you for this quote. Big day for merrills. I have two appts where I get to go fight for some good later today. And it's about my lamb.... I have to be the best mom today.. Make sure she's got some sun shining on her. Makes me want to sing the Brady bunch song about it being a sun shiny day...... (insert funny note again). Bottom line. Thanks rem. I needed this.

  3. Samwise was always my favorite! I forgot my cellphone at home. So consider this my text that I love you!

  4. Remi, what a jewel of a quote. I made a copy to keep in my purse, just so I can read it often.

  5. after too much internet surfing and feeling wholly fed-up and disgusted with humanity, that quote was perfect to read. thanks.