Sunday, November 29, 2009

“Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succor of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule." - Gandalf

I bought a new sound system the other day on Black Friday, and to test it out, I watched the second half of LOTR: The Return of the King. And the new system worked great, but that’s not what the aim of this blog is. The end of the movie, when Frodo and Gandalf and company sail into the west, for some reason it gets me every time. Yeah, I’m emotional like that. But it got me wondering. How do friends reach such a bond that when one leaves, that it causes the others such grief?

To me, I think there’s a point to ever friendship were it just sort of caps. I’m not saying that people can’t be good friends, but what makes that good friendship great, where you just connect on a higher level? Is there a refiners fire that you and said friends must go through to get such a great relationship, like The Fellowship did? Cause just over a year, they had plenty of circumstances that made them depend on each other physically and emotionally, which I think brought them closer together and raised the bar of their friendship to that highest level, Or is just years of work and if you connect, you do, and if not, oh well? It’s a concept people should try exploring more often….


bluefish said...

I'm reminded of the episode of Firefly in which they talk about really meeting a man when you hold him over the edge of a volcano. I think it's the same for friendships: in war or in very stressful situations, you see who a person really is, and that allows you to bond deeply with them. Otherwise, you see that in bits and pieces over time, and that developing connection is what forms the basis for a long-term friendship.

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