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Old 03-24-2002, 08:39 PM   #10
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: realm of agonized volcanoes
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Amarinth has just left Hobbiton.

put in the way you have just done, kalimac and child, it just suddenly becomes clear to me the other missing element in tolkien's equation of sacrifice -- all must unify and strive as hard as possible, but it is up to the supreme being to complete, or validate if you will, the goal. one cannot do without the One, however great the sacrifice, as shown in frodod's case. i see now, more profoundly the christian influence of this particular aspect. i've always concentrated on the idea that for change to happen all must work for it, but now i see the other complement to the idea, and am all the more glad for it. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]thanks...

every man's life is a path to the truth -- hesse
pity this busy monster,manunkind, not / -progress is a comfortable disease;/ your victim (death and life safely beyond) / plays with the bigness of his littleness
---ee cummings
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