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Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2010


Paying my respects to those who fought for America through this cowardly attack. Kind of reminds me of another cowardly attack a few years ago. Yet we’re still here, and God willing we always will be because, (and I’m going to quote Samwise in the Lord of the Rings here)…

Samwise: I know. It’s all wrong. By right 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 onto something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Samwise: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for!

Oh man, that makes me cry EVERY single time I read it.

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2 comments

  1. Stole that there quote from my FB, didn’t ya? 😛
    -sniffle- Oh Sam, how your quotes make me sniffle.


  2. I did, and it made me sniffle again too. 🙂



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