Monday, February 7, 2011

Gandalf knows best

It's funny how you can find encouragement in the oddest places.

Or is it really that funny?
Yeah, it is.
Or maybe just cool. Really cool.


Now you have to understand the type of person I am. Ever since New Year's Day 2002, I have had a fanatical, sometimes manic obsession with Lord of the Rings.... 

to the point that I even tried to learn Elvish.
My elvish name is Melethien and Ella's is
Calathiel.
so pretty!!!
I just spent 15 minutes of my life
trying to find both her real name and her nickname
in Elvish.
I also found out that another meaning for Ella is elfin. he he he
They don't have an elvish word for Ladybug. 
They have one for 
woodpecker 
 and  
butterfly
but not ladybug. hmm.

So anyway, on to my point. I was watching Lord of the Rings yesterday (sometimes mouthing the lines along with them) and a couple quotes stood out to me and made me smile:
Frodo says, just like I do every day when I miss my baby, 
"I wish none of this had happened." 
Gandalf's response: 

"So do all who live to see such times but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you."
Love it.


And then there was Galadriel. The Queen of Elves.
She says to Frodo:

"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."

Amen, sister.

I hope with all my heart that my baby, the smallest, sweetest person in the world, has the power to bring a change for good in our futures.

See? We can find encouragement anywhere.
Even in the geekiest places.

10 comments:

Heather said...

You're cute. :)

K & L said...

So awesome Amy!!

Jessica said...

Totally agree - go read this :) http://thehouseofbees.blogspot.com/2008/02/american-express-inspires-who-knew.html

Ambergirl said...

I like it.

Darci Cole said...

LOVE Lord of the Rings :-)

Saimi said...

Awesome!!

Jackie said...

You are a geek.

Good thing I love ya! :)

Chess said...

Geekiness and wisdom are not mutually exclusive. :)

Lisa and Jared said...

Nope. LOTR is NOT geeky...it's genius...which makes you genius too?

What I Did Today said...

You're awesome. I still remember sitting in the theater and getting chills and goosebumps when Gandalf said that. It really hit me. :) Thanks for your nice words on my last post. Oh, and how did you find your guy's names in Elvish?