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the festival of lights

Originally published at Faith Seeking Understanding. You can comment here or there.

For those of you who celebrate Channukah, I thought I’d share one of my favorite Tolkien quotes about light.

There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tower high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Here’s wishing a joyful holiday to all of you!

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aliana1
Dec. 10th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Marta! This is one of my favorite passages in the whole book.
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