Sometimes, art mimics life. Or life mimics art. You know.
“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.” You got me there, Tolkien.
Frodo and Sam continue their walk-and-talk today, with Sam realizing that the “magic” of Lothlórien is subtle, quite unlike Gandalf’s fireworks. He doesn’t find it to be a bad thing. In fact, everything just feels magically right. Once they leave, they won’t feel as happy, and the road will get rough.
Frodo wishes to see Galadriel once more before they journey on, and his wish is suddenly granted as she walks out before them. She leads them through a hedge to a hollow where she fills a pedestal with shimmering water. She beckons for them to look in it.
-the Mirror of Galadriel: Look into its waters! See the past, present, future, whatever you will! Ooooooooh….
That quote I…um, quoted, is brought up by Sam. He actually wants to get out of Lothlórien as soon as possible. The longer they delay, the harder it will be.
For me, I’m just sitting here, trying to do all sorts of things, and then I see this quote. And I felt it. Like, a lot.
Fellowship of the LATE: 86 pages
COME ON NOW.
So this is the point where Galadriel shows all sorts of visions to our heroes. “Things that are, things that were, and things…that have not yet come to pass.” But Sam is here, which is a bit that the movie overlooked. I guess it’s more mysterious if Frodo is there alone, in the dead of night. But here, he gets a friend!
“‘What shall we look for, and what shall we see?’ asked Frodo, filled with awe.”