So I’ve decided to create a new instalment for this blog: Quote of the Week (QOTW). The title is self-explanatory: every week (most likely on Sundays), I will be posting a quote that has inspired me because I always find strength in words and I hope these posts will give you some as well.
With no further ado, here’s the first QOTW:
“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know so that those who live after us may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.”
J.R.R Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
I read The Lord of the Rings trilogy last year and I was blown away by Tolkien’s poetry. This quote is just a sample of the beauty of his language. These words explain how our role on earth is grand, that we have many good deeds to achieve, but that we do not have control on every single circumstance. All we can do is try to do the best we can in a world which is sometimes unfair and frightening. I find this quotation utterly timeless. Indeed, with the scenes of violence we are confronted with these days, it is easy to fear for the future. However, the only thing we can do against these forms of evil is to try to do good around us and to cultivate it.
Let me know what you think about this new type of posts as well as what you make of this quotation down in the comments below.
PS: I was planning another blog post earlier this week but haven’t had time to upload it so it will hopefully be up sometime next week.