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TIME - February 14

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This is an important day for the Ring-bearer and the Fellowship. It's a long passage for I did not have the heart of chop it up. So skim, absorb, or pass it by... but here it is :)

February 14, 3019 (S.R. 1419)
1. The Mirror of Galadriel.
(from the appendices)
..."'Do you now wish to look, Frodo?' said the Lady Galadriel. 'You did not wish to see Elf-magic and were content.'
...'Do you advise me to look? asked Frodo.
...'No... ...I do not counsel you one way or the other. I am not a counsellor. You may learn something, and whether what you see be fair or evil, that may be profitable, and yet it may not. Seeing is both good and perilous. Yet I think Frodo, that you have courage and wisdom enough for the venture, or I would not have brought you here. Do as you will!'
...'I will look,' said Frodo, and he climbed on the pedestal and bent over the dark water. At once the Mirror cleared and he saw a twilit land. Mountains loomed dark in the distance against a pale sky. A long grey road wound back out of sight. Far away a figure came slowly down the road, faint and small at first, but growing larger and clearer as it approached. Suddenly Frodo realized that it reminded him of Gandalf. He almost called aloud the wizard's name, and then he saw that the figure was clothed not in grey but... ...in a white that shone faintly in the dusk; and in its hand there was a white staff. The head was so bowed that he could see no face... ...Doubt came into Frodo's mind: was this a vision of Gandalf on one of his many lonely journeys long ago, or was it Saruman?
...The vision now changed. Brief and small but very vivid he caught a glimpse of Bilbo walking restlessly about his room....
...Then there was a pause, and after it many swift scenes followed that Frodo in some way knew to be parts of a great history in which he had become involved. The mist cleared and he saw a sight which he had never seen before but knew at once: the Sea... ...Then he saw... ...the black outline of a tall ship with torn sails riding up out of the West. Then a wide river flowing through a populous city. Then a white fortress with seven towers. And then again a ship with black sails, but now it was morning again, and the water rippled with light, and a banner bearing the emblem of a white tree shone in the sun. A smoke as of fire and battle arose, and again the sun went down in a burning red that faded into a grey mist; and into the mist a small ship passed away, twinkling with lights. It vanished, and Frodo sighed and prepared to draw away.
...But suddenly the Mirror went altogether dark... ... In the black abyss there appeared a single Eye that slowly grew, until it filled nearly all the Mirror. So terrible was it that Frodo stood rooted, unable to cry out or to withdraw his gaze. The Eye was rimmed with fire, but was itself glazed, yellow as a cat's, watchful and intent, and the black slit of its pupil opened on a pit, a window into nothing.
...Then the Eye began to rove, searching this way and that; and Frodo knew with certainty and horror that among the many things that it sought he himself was one. But he also knew that it could not see him—not yet, not unless he willed it. The Ring that hung upon its chain about his neck grew heavy... ...and his head was dragged downwards. The Mirror seemed to be growing hot and curls of steam were rising from the water. He was slipping forward.
...'Do not touch the water!' said the Lady Galadriel softly. The vision faded, and Frodo found that he was looking at the cool stars twinkling in the silver basin. He stepped back shaking all over and looked at the Lady.
...'I know what it was that you last saw,' she said; 'for that is also in my mind... ...I say to you, Frodo, that even as I speak to you, I perceive the Dark Lord and know his mind, or all of his mind that concerns the Elves. And he gropes ever to see me and my thought. But still the door is closed!'
...She lifted up her white arms, and spread out her hands towards the East in a gesture of rejection and denial. Eärendil, the Evening Star, most beloved of the Elves, shone clear above... ...Its rays glanced upon a ring about her finger; it glittered like polished gold overlaid with silver light, and a white stone in it twinkled as if the Even-star had come down to rest upon her hand. Frodo gazed at the ring with awe; for suddenly it seemed to him that he understood.
...'Yes,' she said, divining his thought, 'it is not permitted to speak of it, and Elrond could not do so. But it cannot be hidden from the Ring-bearer, and one who has seen the Eye... ...in the land of Lórien upon the finger of Galadriel that one of the Three remains. This is Nenya, the Ring of Adamant, and I am its keeper.
...'He suspects, but he does not know—not yet. Do you not see now wherefore your coming is to us the footstep of Doom? For if you fail, then we are laid bare to the Enemy. Yet if you succeed, then our power is diminished, and Lothlórien will fade, and the tides of Time will sweep it away. We must depart into the West, or dwindle to a rustic folk of dell and caves, slowly to forget and to be forgotten...
'...And what do you want?' he said at last.
...'That what should be shall be,' she answered. 'The love of the Elves for their land and their works is deeper than the deeps of the Sea, and their regret is undying and cannot ever wholly be assuaged. Yet they will cast all away rather than submit to Sauron: for they know him now. For the fate of Lothlórien you are not answerable, but only for the doing of your own task. Yet I could wish, were it of any avail, that the One Ring had never been wrought, or had remained for ever lost.'
...'You are wise and fearless and fair, Lady Galadriel,' said Frodo. 'I will give you the One Ring, if you ask for it. It is too great a matter for me.'
...Galadriel laughed with a sudden clear laugh. 'Wise the Lady Galadriel may be... ...yet here she has met her match in courtesy. Gently are you revenged for my testing of your heart at our first meeting. You begin to see with a keen eye. I do not deny that my heart has greatly desired to ask what you offer...
...'...You will give me the Ring freely! In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountains! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair!'
...She lifted up her hand and from the ring that she wore there issued a great light that illumined her alone and left all else dark...
...'I pass the test,' she said. 'I will diminish, and go into the West and remain Galadriel.'"

2. Gandalf returns to life, and lies in a trance.
(from the appendices)
..."'Naked I was sent back—for a brief time, until my task was done. And naked I lay upon the mountain-top. The tower behind was crumbled into dust, the window gone; the ruined stair was choked with burned and broken stone. I was alone, forgotten, without escape upon the hard horn of the world... ...I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over, and each day was as long as a life-age of the earth. Faint to my ears came the gathered rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of over-burdened stone....'"

February 14, 3020 (S.R. 1420)
(not in the appendices-no text)
The Shire continues to heal the hurts to rick, cot and tree caused by Sharkey.




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It's time for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2012, 12:47am
    The path not taken dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 5 2012, 1:06am
        True! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2012, 3:46am
    It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2012, 3:48pm
        There it is again! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 6 2012, 1:40am
            Pippin was a wild card, fersher! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 6 2012, 10:33am
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                How DO they do that! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 8 2012, 3:20am
                    hmmmm... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 8 2012, 3:20pm
                        I know you've read LOTR once or twice Ginger Send a private message to Ginger Feb 8 2012, 6:18pm
                            *snigger* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 9 2012, 1:23am
                It's time for some MORE BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 8 2012, 3:14pm
                    All that is Gold does not... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 9 2012, 3:34am
                        Yeah! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 9 2012, 5:49pm
                    It's time for some MORE BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 9 2012, 5:47pm
                        Out of one confined area... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 10 2012, 11:20am
                            A female guard... eh? grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 10 2012, 11:51am
                        It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 10 2012, 11:48am
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                                It's time for some MORE BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 12 2012, 3:27pm
                                    It's time for some MORE BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 13 2012, 10:27am
                                        I think that Galadriel dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 13 2012, 10:24pm
                                            Agreed... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 14 2012, 10:11am
                                        TIME - February 14 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 14 2012, 10:06am
                                            Did you pick up on her hint dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 14 2012, 11:18am
                                                Yes! But I love how grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 14 2012, 12:15pm
                                                    It's not clear Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Feb 14 2012, 12:57pm
                                                        I don't think either of them were grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 14 2012, 2:54pm
                                                        Another reason Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Feb 14 2012, 4:29pm
                                                            *eyebrows shoot up!* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 14 2012, 5:40pm
                                                            I have written once sador Send a private message to sador Feb 15 2012, 11:34am
                                                                You're second link doesn't work sador DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 15 2012, 1:33pm
                                                                    Thank you! sador Send a private message to sador Feb 15 2012, 1:36pm
                                                                        No problem :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 15 2012, 1:46pm
                                                                Thanks, Sador! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Feb 15 2012, 4:06pm
                                            To lower the tone... Nightingale Send a private message to Nightingale Feb 14 2012, 2:17pm
                                                She must have known Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Feb 14 2012, 4:19pm
                                                    They each wore one of the Three. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 14 2012, 5:04pm
                                                        Something like that, I presume Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Feb 14 2012, 5:37pm
                                                            I can't WAIT to see your book :D *twitch* // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 14 2012, 5:46pm
                                                                You and me both, gramma! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Feb 14 2012, 5:52pm
                                                                    Fantastic!!! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 14 2012, 8:30pm
                                                    Thank you Nightingale Send a private message to Nightingale Feb 14 2012, 5:39pm
                                                    I always thought grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 14 2012, 5:45pm
                                                        I always assumed Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Feb 14 2012, 5:57pm
                                                            Oh now, see... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 15 2012, 5:19pm
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                                                                    *giggle* Fersher!!!! :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 15 2012, 11:45pm
                                            TIME - February 15 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 15 2012, 10:23am
                                                Got it right second time round DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 15 2012, 10:35am
                                                    *snigger* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 15 2012, 5:21pm
                                            Mirror of Galadriel Art TheGaffer Send a private message to TheGaffer Feb 16 2012, 3:30pm
                party with the Elves swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 12 2012, 6:31am
                    Bwaahhahaha!!! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 12 2012, 3:31pm

 
 
 

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