12.16.2012

epic. dark.

Dead Children dreams
briefly disrupted
by Epic Adventuring--

Middle Earth proverb
Escaping goblins
to be caught by wolves!

Has been translated
Out of the frying-pan
Into the Fire--

Modern Earth epic:
It seems that We
have been caught by wolves.

We took our children to see The Hobbit yesterday. I've read it twice with them in the past couple months, and last night they asked to read again the chapter called "Out Of The Frying-Pan Into The Fire." I hope you recognize that the middle two stanzas here are taken directly from Tolkien's language in the book.

Our children know nothing of the horror in Newtown, Connecticut this weekend, and we hope to keep it that way. Because children should be innocent, viewing our world with wonder and the possibility of epic adventure. Sending love and healing thoughts to Newtown.

12 comments:

  1. My SmallBoy doesn't know anything either. I've kept all the news coverage off while he's around. And if he's noticed that my tears come a tad more easily when he hugs me this weekend, he hasn't said.

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  2. i haven't seen a bit of it on TV myself, let alone the little ones.

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  3. Fun. I'm in desperate need. You've prompted me to go have some. Your light illumined my dark. Thank you.

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    1. i don't feel light at all, Kim... but seeing The Hobbit with my kids was definitely the right thing to do. xo

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  4. Deranged and damaged humans are far more dangerous than wolves. This is such a heavy happening, a trauma to the collective consciousness. I am glad you are protecting your children. They deserve a childhood full of dreams, not nightmares. I read The Hobbit to my kids too........I'll bet the movie was wonderful.

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    1. oh Sherry and you know it's those nasty Wargs in The Hobbit... not your wolves. xo

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  5. Society continues to spin out of control as we try to cling to our own children and show them the wonder of what should have been childhood.

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  6. it's true, Kerry... I am wrestling with my own personal responsibility and working on figuring out what that means, to take personal responsibility.

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  7. How I wish right now that life was a movie. At least then I would be assured of a happy ending. As it stands, and with this year specifically, I am almost hopeful that those Mayans were onto something.

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    1. yes, that's so true. we know how The Hobbit ends, even if we have to wait years for the last movie! :)
      i know, this has been the crappiest autumn on record. i feel a huge weight on me. huge.

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  8. A wise mothering move - my kids had sports all day.

    encore? you are too kind

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