Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Tales That Really Mattered

I know
It's all wrong
By rights we shouldn't even be here
But we are

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

Folks in those stories had lots of chances of turning back
But only they didn't
They kept going
Because they were holding on to something

There is some good in this world, Mister Frodo
And it's worth fighting for!
~ Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers)

There are tales that really mattered, stories that are worth telling, and I want ours to be one of them.

Happy 1-year+1-month wedding anniversary.