I’d rather not think about Frodo getting his finger bitten off by Gollum at the end of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It’s one of those things you’d rather not think about, but you can’t really forget it once it’s recalled.
The Lord of the Rings series is one of my favorites. It certainly fits with the “Anything is Possible” theme.
After all those trials – mountain climbing, orcs, giant spiders – Frodo gets his finger bitten off (so Gollum can get the ring) but he keeps going and even reaches up for his buddy Sam’s hand to be saved from falling off the cliff. And, in spite of Frodo’s hand and wrist being slippery with all that blood, Sam – good, decent, loyal Sam – is able to pull Frodo up to safety. But they have to run fast, because the whole place is falling apart! And they do all this on a few crumbs of bread. You almost never see them eat, and Gollum threw their food over the cliff. I can’t imagine doing all that with my blood sugar issues. I suppose adrenaline would help.
It just goes to show you, anything is possible when the stakes are high and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
I’ll try to think about this next time I go to the gym. Or next time I don’t feel like going to the gym. Whenever I watch an exciting adventure movie, I always want to move, run, and jump afterward.
And let’s not forget the happy parts! Here’s a much prettier scene:
Today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt was: “finger.”
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February 6, 2016 at 7:14 pm
February 6, 2016 at 9:23 pm
February 9, 2016 at 6:23 am
This post, JoAnna, makes me wonder how often the world “hangs in the balance” and we don’t even realize it. Like is it only special times, or is each moment a balance from which the world flows and recreates itself? And what does that mean to us? How many little moments do we have in which our “finger is bit off”, and we don’t get it? We like to save ourselves for the big moments. It makes sense. I just find myself thinking often… would I know the big moment when it was upon me?
(All questions here rhetorical of course…) 🙂
February 13, 2016 at 5:49 pm
Very inspiring indeed! 😀