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"I will not say the Day is done"

Happy birthday to faramirgirl! I hope you have a wonderful day and many, many more!

And one more Half-Blood Prince essay recommendation, for good measure: fabularasa's "There is no room for misinterpretation of this book."

In honor of faramirgirl's birthday, a special quote for the day, one that captures the heart of a Hobbit:

In western lands beneath the Sun
the flowers may rise in Spring,
the trees may bud, the waters run,
the merry finches sing.
Or there maybe 'tis cloudless night
and swaying beeches bear
the Elven-stars as jewels white
amid their branching hair.

Though here at journey's end I lie
in darkness buried deep,
beyond all towers strong and high,
beyond all mountains steep,
above all shadows rides the Sun
and Stars for ever dwell:
I will not say the Day is done,
nor bid the Stars farewell.

from The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien

Comments

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faramirgirl
Jul. 21st, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
Hello
((((eldritchhobbit)))) thank you for the wishes and the lovey poem, I am so touch.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 21st, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello
(((((faramirgirl))))! I hope your day is as special as you are - and that's really special! *hugs*
agentxpndble
Jul. 22nd, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the essay leads... Have you found this one? http://www.livejournal.com/users/violet_quill/175821.html

VERY funny!

Snape had been covered. So, any good Lupin talk out there that you're finding?
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 24th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
That is TOO FUNNY! Thank you so much for passing it my way. So true, so true. Ah, fandom... :)

I haven't found all that much good Lupin talk yet. I need to search around. There are questions just begging to be discussed, I would think: what he's had to do to try to win over the werewolves (how he's lived, etc.), what it must have been like to learn Fenrir was the one who bit him (and he did so deliberately), how his feelings for Tonks have grown, etc. I've got to track down some fan talk on all of this. I'll give you a heads up if I find anything - please do the same! Many thanks! :)
sneezythesquid
Jul. 23rd, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
Good essey. And I could read it now that I finished the book today. :)

::Sob::
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 24th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I know what you mean. ::Sobs too::
(Anonymous)
Jul. 23rd, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
posting to your journal
I just discovered tonight that I can post comments. On one hand, I'm thrilled. On the other, I can't believe how dumb I was to not have figured it out weeks ago.

I am completely with you regarding Snape. I just now finally found my copy of "Order" and found the following scene (hard back pg. 592: "[A]nd suddenly Harry's mind was teeming with memories that were not his -- a hook-nosed man was shouting at a cowering woman, while a small dark-haired boy cried in a corner.... A greasy-haired teenager sat alone in a dark bedroom, pointing his want at the ceiling, shooting down flies.... A girl was laughing as a scrawny boy tried to mount a bucking broomstick --"

Snape has always been on the outside. Now, by his brave choice, he has placed himself permanently outside of every one, every circle, every place that might offer peace. He will never be able to forgive himself for what he had to do to Dumbledore.

Sadly, regarding his behavior toward Harry (which still bugs the living hooday out of me) he could have used the following reminder from St. John Climacus's Ladder of Divine Ascent: "The remembrance of wrongs suffered is the final point of anger. It is the keeper of sins, the hatred of righteousness, the ruin of virtues, poison of the soul, a worm in the mind, a shame of prayer, the estrangement of love, a nail piercing the soul. It is the pleasureless feeling cherished in the sweetness of bitterness, continual sin, unsleeping transgression, rancor by the hour."

Your journal rocks, btw.

love,
gmonk
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 24th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
Re: posting to your journal
I am SO excited to see you here! *hugs* (By the way - the icon is Lupin plus Tori Amos. Double the goodness! :) So glad to hear you liked "Heart of Gold.")

The quotes are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing them. They are so telling about his character.

Snape has always been on the outside. Now, by his brave choice, he has placed himself permanently outside of every one, every circle, every place that might offer peace. He will never be able to forgive himself for what he had to do to Dumbledore.

Augh, well said indeed. I couldn't agree more. And your excerpt from "Ladder of Divine Ascent" was perfect in a bittersweet way. "Pleasureless feeling cherished in the sweetness of bitterness" - could that describe Snape any better, at least the Snape we've been allowed to see for the last several years?

You rock. Thanks for stopping by with such fantastic contributions. Love to you!
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