Posted by Elaine Marie Cooper
With so many farewells this last week at Reflections In Hindsight, it’s beginning to feel like the ending of The Lord of the Rings trilogy movie.
Remember the multiple finales? I’ll recap for you:
• Frodo recovers and is reunited with his friends.
• Arwen comes back from the brink of death and is reunited with Aragorn just as he is crowned king.
• Sam is reunited with Rosie and—voila!—they have a family!
• Frodo finishes his book (a HUGE accomplishment as any writer knows!).
• And just when you think you couldn’t go through one more tissue…Frodo and Bilbo both sail away into eternity.
Oh my word, I couldn’t take any more sadness! I looked like I’d been to a funeral when that third movie ended.
Well, I am also saddened by this, the last post, at Reflections. It has been an amazing journey for several writers as we’ve come together from various backgrounds to reflect on so many aspects of writing and life. It has been a joy.
But, alas, it is time to move on as our writing paths have been drawn into numerous lanes of opportunity at other blogs and in other ventures. It is time to bid a final farewell to Reflections In Hindsight. Just as Frodo finally sailed into the Havens, we are doing our last journey together today.
Unlike Frodo, however, you can still find us in other venues to follow our writing. Please keep in touch.
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At the end of the book The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein, Frodo prepares to leave with Gandalf into eternity (the “Havens”). Gandalf speaks to the three friends left behind: “Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”