Saturday, November 14, 2015

30 Day Challenge Day XIV

Saddest Quote

"The Third Age ended thus in victory and hope; and yet grievous among the sorrows of that Age was the parting of Elrond and Arwen, for they were sundered by the Sea and by a doom beyond the end of the world."


  1. Wah! *sobs* That's super sad! My saddest quote is when Frodo is leaving from the Grey Havens. It always gets to me. I read ahead in the book just to read that last part. I know it is a crime but I wanted to know how Tolkien worded it. Anyway here it is. Brace yourself:

    "Then Frodo kissed Merry and Pippin, and last of all Sam, and went aboard; and the sails were drawn up, and the wind blew, and slowly the ship slipped away down the long grey firth; and the light of the glass of Galadriel that Frodo bore glimmered and was lost. And the ship went out into the High Sea and passed on into the West..."

    *sniffles* WAH!! WHY WORLD?! WHYYYY?!?! Hold your horses, I'm not done yet!

    "But to Sam the evening deepened to darkness as he stood at the Haven; and as he looked at the grey sea he saw only a shadow on the waters that was soon lost in the West. There still he stood far into the night, hearing only the sigh and murmur of the waves on the shores of Middle-earth, and the sound of them sank deep into his heart. Beside him stood Merry and Pippin, and they were silent."

    Okay I think I've had my fill for sad stuff today! At least, I got an excuse to cry... ;)

    1. One great thing about The Lord of the Rings is that even though there are many sad and even tragic moments, they are all beautiful and touching. I am only comforted because Sam has Rosie and will eventually meet Frodo again...but still, this is a tearjerker for sure!