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Eowyn's funeral-dirge for Theodred

The end of an era at Fordham has me a bit melancholy and thinking about the past. Which in turn has me thinking about my own history and a rather intense connection I've always felt with Theodred and the Rohirrim. Some of you may see the connection, but even if you don't get the specifics, I find the poignant expression that sorrow and regret is given here to be really quite beautiful and deep. This is one of the simplest, most moving moments in the Lord of the Rings movies, at least to me:



(Full lyrics + translation)

There's just such a noble weariness to it all, and a simplicity to it - not the grand ending or the high moment of the plot, just a perseverance that ends in simple silence. It's beautiful, for all it's tragically sad. Thought I'd share it.

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shirebound
May. 22nd, 2014 12:08 pm (UTC)
I appreciate you sharing this. In all these years I never thought to find a translation of those words.

*gentle hugs*
gardengirl6
May. 22nd, 2014 12:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link for lyrics/translation. You KNOW I enjoyed that!

Big hugs to you. I get that you are in the midst of massive transition, which is difficult even when we choose to make the change... when it's thrust upon us unwilling, it's even harder. Wæs hæl, freonde minne.
just_ann_now
May. 22nd, 2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, Theodred! *weeps*
sjames_centre
May. 22nd, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
That was beautiful.
engarian
May. 23rd, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
I thought it was one of the more heart-stirring parts of the films. Thanks for reminding me of the scene.

- Erulisse (one L)
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