Monday, July 17, 2006

Who was he talking about??

Gandalf in "Return of the King":
"The old wisdom born out of the west was forsaken. Kings made tombs more splendid than the houses of the living and counted the old names of their descent dearer than the names of their sons. Childless lords sat in aged halls musing on heraldry or in high, cold towers asking questions of the stars. And so the people of Gondor fell into ruin. The line of Kings failed. The white tree withered. The rule of Gondor was given over to lesser men."

And so, the beautiful Minas Ithil turned into the dark dirty and dangerous Minas Morgul.
Perfect!!! Gandalf (and Tolkien) could nt have been more correct.

But look-- Our own Minas Ithil going Minas Morgul way:


yadbhavishya said...

One thing, just one thing could help save it. Money. Being the richest and influential temple, it may just about escape when somebody takes it seriously enough. But cleansed, it has to.

Kalyan said...

...apt excerpt. Truely fits several of the current worldly situations.