Friday, March 25, 2005

Good Friday

And even as he spoke the earth rocked beneath their feet. Then rising swiftly up, far above the Towers of the Black Gate, high above the mountains, a vast soaring darkness sprang into the sky, flickering with fire. The earth groaned and quaked. The Towers of the Teeth swayed, tottered, and fell down; the mighty rampart crumbled; the Black Gate was hurled in ruin; and from far away, now dim, now growing, now mounting to the clouds, there came a drumming rumble, a roar, a long echoing roll of ruinous noise.

"The realm of Sauron is ended!" said Gandalf. "The Ring-bearer has fulfilled his Quest."

—J. R. R. Tolkien, Return of the King


theswain said...

Very apt! Thanks!

Dr. Joseph Ray Cathey said...


Very well done indeed! Only you could make Good Friday come alive as you did with this simple quote from Tolkien! Thanks!