I am a nerd… a geek… hopefully not completely a “dork” – call it what you will, but I truly do embrace my inner geek-goddess. I completely mesh with my husband concerning a variety of books and movies, even tv-series. Whatever it is that leads me to adore Harry Potter (if you didn’t read the books – yes, all of them – you’re sorely missing out!), Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings, I’m thankful to be born like this.
Growing up, my brother and I would have episodes of these movie marathons, usually Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. We would watch them for days, relishing each part, repeating epic lines! Geek goddess? You have no idea….
I love the deep lessons hidden in these works of art, all kinds of life lessons, if you’re attune to them. One of my hands down favorite lines is from Lord of the Rings when Gandalf is explaining to Frodo how to accept crisis – how to deal with things that happen in life that are devastating & unwanted. He also explains possibly one of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever heard on why we shouldn’t judge others.
Frodo: It’s pity Bilbo didn’t kill him when he had a chance!
Gandalf: Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. And some that died deserve life. Can you give it to them Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill, before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.”
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: 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.