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"held a candle to the wildest wind"

Greetings from Cleveland! My flight home was cancelled this morning, so I'll be spending about nine hours more than I'd planned here. Poor, pitiful me! Ah, well. The colloquium was wonderful, The Goonies is on local TV here in the hotel, and I have three excellent books and my computer with me, so things could be much worse.

In happier news, I have something wonderful to share with you. During the most recent Sweet Charity auction, I won the vidding artistry of the talented heidi8. I requested a Lord of the Rings video using "The Fellowship" from Bob Catley's brilliant 2001 album Middle Earth.

heidi8 has worked her magic and posted the resulting video, and it absolutely takes my breath away. Check out this gorgeous work of art!

Watch "The Fellowship"! You know you want to!


The lyrics of this song will serve as my quote for the day:

"The Fellowship"
Lyrics by Gary Hughes
As sung by Bob Catley

We the fellowship, the voice of reason,
Cross the waters, climb the highest peak.
In our hearts we carry hope of freedom,
Precious cargo on the road we tread to thee.
So lead us on, across the raging rivers,
Caves to mountain range,
We're never apart
So stay till the dark is day -
Less than a breath away.


We the fellowship, the faithful legion,
Shadow walkers on the twilight trail,
Treading softly through the lifeless regions,
Never faltering that goodness will prevail.
We must return unto the fire that made you,
Back from whence you came.
Those slain in the darkness
Stain every heart this day;
They never passed in vain.

We the fellowship have fought together,
Held a candle to the wildest wind.
Say goodbye, my friend, but not forever.
I will answer if you ever call to me.
So as we leave to make our homebound journeys,
Go our separate ways,
This tear we impart
Is here in our hearts to stay
'Til we return someday.

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wellinghall
Apr. 27th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
*waves*

Hey, you have books, you have web access. What more could a girl need? ;-)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 29th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
LOL!

*waves back*
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Apr. 27th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
I can relate. Oh, can I relate. Did you spend three hours waiting at the airport beforehand, only to find out that your plane is never coming? Hey, at least I got to go back home to my parents, my kitty, my computer, and my nice, comfy bed when my flight was cancelled. I didn't have my checked luggage though...

Yay for saving the world, one good colloquium at a time!!

And well done, heidi8!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 29th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
You can relate! They caught me at the hotel, thank heavens, so I hadn't made it all the way to the airport. But still, I had to check out of the airport at noon (by which time I should've already been home), and that left over six more hours before my flight... Bleah. I do think you had it much worse, though. :(

Yay for saving the world, one good colloquium at a time!!

LOL! Indeed. Thanks!

heidi8 did do a great job, didn't she?

I hope all's well with you!
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Apr. 29th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Geh! No you had it worse. All I did was miss a couple classes. What did you do between checking out of the hotel and your flight? I would've panhandled if I were you...

:o)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 30th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Panhandled! LOL! I suppose I lucked out: the hotel was next to a mall that had both a coffee shop and a Hard Rock Cafe, so I camped out first in one and then the other and ate/drank and read my books. Yes, I know, I'm the life of the party. :)
agentxpndble
Apr. 27th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Good thing you found out before you left the hotel - Now you have 9 hours of vacation... Not 9 hours of sitting in an airport chair surrounded by annoyed people. :-)

That video is gorgeous! I absolutely love the song.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 29th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Very true!

heidi8 did a fantastic job, didn't she? That's one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums. Thanks for watching the songvid!
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