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"too much stuff, too many places, too much information, too many people, too much of things for there to be too much of, there is too much to know and i don't know where to begin but i want to try."

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

not all those who wander are lost

in lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring gandalf writes frodo a letter when he isn't able to meet them in bree. in it he includes a poem about aragorn:

all that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost;
the old that is strong does not wither,
deep roots are not reached by the frost.
from the ashes a fire shall be woken,
a light from the shadows shall spring;
renewed shall be blade that was broken,
the crownless again shall be king.

since the first time i read lord of the rings in middle school, this has been one of my favorite lines, if not the favorite. it has helped me get through some rough times, and serves as a reminder that, no matter what path i take, there is still hope. and it's taught me that it's okay to live a lifestyle that may not be normal or conventional, that it's okay if you're still figuring shit out. it's about the journey to find who you really are and what works for you.

(i chose this spot on my arm because it is mostly hidden, and because it will give me more motivation to lose weight so i have beautiful skinny arms. haha)


Soogie Choi said...

GORGEOUS. seriously. GORGEOUS!!! did it hurt??

i want one~~~ but i ish waiting for my love handles to disappear, since i want one on my rib cage...

(sometimes, i think about getting a gigantic, tacky, mermaid tattoo my thigh, but i'm 100% sure i'll regret it.. LOL)

Geneviéve Cuva said...

Aaaahh! I've only read The Hobbit, but this makes me want to read all the other books also! SO COOL (is there a better word than 'cool'? I don't know...) Either way, nice tattoo!
I need to send you yours... I have a problem, and it is called "not shipping things that are ready to be shipped".
(ps my days off are sunday & monday now, not sure if i updated you.)