Friday, June 06, 2008

Love is a Hasty Word

Welcome to an installment of Nerd Talk! Hope you en-joy!

Here's one of my favorite quotes The Two Towers:

'Let us leave this--did you say what you call it?'

'Hill?' suggested Pippin. 'Shelf? Step?' suggested Merry.

Treebeard repeated the words thoughtfully. 'Hill. Yes, that was it. But it is a hasty word for a thing that has stood here ever since this part of the world was shaped. Never mind. Let us leave it, and go.'

I think something similar could be said about Love. Four letters? That's all we can muster? All we can muster for a thing that transcends and defies reason or convention, or contention; that both burrows deep and loftily soars; that weakens the strongest's will or may make the meek go brave; like an oasis and final drink for a man who has wandered in the desert, reunited at last with the thing he's been long denied. Love? It is a hasty word.


Blogger Blue Sky said...

I "loved" this entry. Maybe a short word, but loaded with substance. Much like this entry.

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