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Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's a Frodo and Sam Friday Five!

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 had 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. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.


In these last few weeks there's been all kinds of bad news. Tornadoes and a blizzard. Gun violence and a legislative body squabbling like toddlers over budgets, health care and who knows what else. For those of us in the US, it's tax season. Yuck.

We're only in the second week of Lent. Easter's a long way off. And here in the Mid-Atlantic region, the weather can't seem to make up its mind. Is it winter? Is it spring? Will it snow? Will it rain? Are my daffodils doomed if they actually BLOOM next week like they are threatening to?

So this week's Friday Five is courtesy of my good friends Frodo and Sam. Tell me 5 things that are good in our world. Or your world. Photos are a bonus.

Please play along and leave a link to your blog in the comments. You can learn how to create your own link here!


  1. Some of my favorite things

    Thanks, Deb, for posting early. I'll be on time to work.

  2. so appreciate the early posting..:) TY Deb!

    photo posted mine HERE

  3. Here's my Photo blog - I'll be around to visit later! :)

  4. I haven't played in a long time, but I needed to focus on the good, so thanks for today's F5.

  5. After a hiatus from blogging due to move and starting a new call, I'm jumping back in by playing here today. Thanks for the prompt, Deb!

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  7. Iam having trouble linking, but I'll try again here.


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  10. I played for the first time today, but alas, I cannot get the direct HTML link to work (it keeps saying that my "Closing tag has no matching opening tag" though I think I've put everything down as instructed. Will keep working on that. Meanwhile, my post is at my blog, which can be accessed indirectly:)

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  14. I'm very late but I've needed to write this today, thanks for such a great captivating Friday five LLM Calling


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