“It’s like in the great stories, Mister 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, Mister Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something.”

“What are we holding on to, Sam?”

“That there’s some good in this world, Mister Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.”

Happy Holidays, my excellent Hobbits!

Have a lovely day and take the time to spend some quality time with your friends and family! I cherish all of you dearly and thank you all profusely for all of your support and enthusiasm!

December is l-o-t-r Blog’s Birthday month, and I’ve been running this blog for THREE YEARS now! That’s amazing! Can’t believe we’re going onto the fourth year.

  • That’s three years of FUN
  • 9,014 posts
  • Hundreds of beautiful messages
  • And COUNTLESS visitors

Thank you all so much, I cannot believe how far this Blog has come. Here’s to three more years!