April 3, 2010

are we living to the full?

"I have come to give life," Jesus proclaimed, "life to the full."

It's wrong that we should be only half alive... half of ourselves.
- Mary Jane Watson, Spider-Man 2

I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.

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 to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.

- Frodo and Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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