Wise Words

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

(The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien)

2 responses to “Wise Words”

  1. Indeed. The Stoic philosophers believed that until a person was “tested,” he did not know who he was. All of us are finding out, some much more than others in fate’s random distribution of challenges in this moment.

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