Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Holding on to something

My dear childhood friend (and amazing solo piano artist), John Thomas, sent me this Tolkien quote yesterday. It somehow said everything I was feeling about our life.

"Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.

Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo."

Saturday night, September 25th, the Canton chapter of The Foundation for Community Betterment is hosting Rocktoberfest. a night of fabulous food and drink, silent auction and the great music from U2 cover band ONE. Danica is one of the recipients of the event. (Click on the link above to buy tickets and learn more.)

We are holding on. God is showing us grace and good even as the storm gets stronger. We won't turn back.

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