Two weekends ago we had DH's kids for the weekend and I said something about second breakfast. Stepkid #2 asked what second breakfast was, and I tried to explain about the hobbits and second breakfast and elevensies, etc.
Stepkid #2 decided that she wanted to watch The Lord of the Rings, so over that weekend and the past 2 weekends DH, stepkid #2, and I watched the entire trilogy.
(I think stepkid #1 would have liked it too but he's a moody 13-year-old now so he didn't want to watch with us.) DH and stepkid #2 really enjoyed the movies (even though DH would probably deny it since he's thinks it's geeky), and I really enjoyed watching it again and seeing them watch it for the first time. Samwise Gamgee and Frodo are my friendship goals in life. And Sam's speech at the end of The Two Towers kind of speaks to where we are in history right now:
Frodo : I can't do this, Sam.
Sam : I know.
It's all wrong
By rights we shouldn't even be here.
But we are.
It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo.
The ones that really mattered.
Full of darkness and danger they were,
and sometimes you didn't want to know the end.
Because how could the end be happy.
How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened.
But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow.
Even darkness must pass.
A new day will come.
And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.
Those were the stories that stayed with you.
That meant something.
Even if you were too small to understand why.
But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand.
I know now.
Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t.
Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo : What are we holding on to, Sam?
Sam : That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.