Dust in the wind. All these chapters are is dust in the wind.
So Galadriel goes nuts. Sure, give her the ring, and bad things will happen! At least she’s honest.
She gradually returns to form, and praises herself for holding back from asking for the ring. When Frodo asks, she explains why it is that he cannot use the ring with all its intended power, and then tells him that he will set off again tomorrow morning. Sam offers the ring again, but she turns him down. Clever girl.
Fellowship of the LATE: 91 pages
SOMEONE CALL THEM THAT ALREADY!
So why can’t Frodo see all the other Rings of Power? He isn’t powerful enough! I mean, of course he isn’t. That much is clear, but it’s sort of one of those things where the ring is only as powerful as you are. If you want to be powerful enough to wield it fully, it will destroy you.
Even still, Frodo can use what small power he has to see Galadriel’s ring, where Sam saw nothing but a star. It’s a weak power, but it’s a power nonetheless.
Just for a moment I really wished I could tag “Aquaman” in this post. I mean, I could, but there’s no point other than for fun.
Anyway, be prepared for a transitional period as we move out of Lothlórien. I’m pretty sure that’s the entire premise of the next chapter, so maybe we won’t even leave until after that’s done. Oh well. Mordor wasn’t walked into in a day.
“‘We will not speak more of it. Let us go!'”