Saturday, March 25, 2017

25 Days of LOTR - Day 25

It's finally here!

Today is the anniversary of the Downfall of Sauron in the Shire Reckoning.

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Today marks the day the Ring was destroyed, the troops outside the Black Gate were saved from certain death, and Middle-earth was freed for a time from the present evil.

Though Sauron is defeated and the story ends on a happy note that way, it isn't all sugar and roses in the end.

Frodo for one, must leave Middle-earth to go heal from the great pain he had experienced during his trial.  He gave up everything: his friends, his physical well-being, his home, his possessions.  He let the dead bury the dead so to speak and did what he had to do without regard to the petty problems of life.

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In the end he had to seek the help of some higher beings--in the Elves and Valar--in order to recuperate.  He surrendered his fate to their hands and put faith in them that they would help him out.

Things aren't perfect for those left in Middle-earth of course.  Though Sauron has been vanquished, there will always be Evil in Middle-earth since it was added as discord in the Music of the Ainur.  There is no way to escape it, but the brave and righteous will fight against in nonetheless, simply because it is the right thing to do.

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Today in Middle-earth was a special day but it is not the only day of it's kind.  Morgoth was defeated before Sauron, and more evil will need to be defeated after Sauron.

Evil must be, but fight on anyway!

Thank you so much to everyone who got involved during this fun 25 Days of LOTR.  Feel free to leave a suggestion for next year, and let me know if you think we should do this again.  I for one had a great time writing this past month and it got me back on a regular blogging schedule that I hope to maintain for the future.

You guys are awesome!

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