Éowyn - "A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire."
Aragorn - "You are a daughter of Kings! A Shieldmaiden of Rohan! I do not think that will be your fate"
"The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say."
I am going to start walking/jogging/running/biking from Hobbiton to Rivendell today. It will be cool to look up my progress on the site and let you all know where I am at on the LOTR map. Anyone care to join me? It's only 458 miles, then we get to meet Elves! (Like this one!!!!)
The web site suggests that you give yourself a deadline for how long you are going to take to make the walk, however I don't intend on giving myself a deadline. I will be happy just to make it to the city of the elves and at the mileage I am going at currently it will take almost a year to get there.
Frodo: "This is what?"
Sam: "If I take one more step, it'll be the farthest away from home I've ever been."
Frodo: "Come on Sam. Remember what Bilbo used to say: 'It's a dangerous business…' [Bilbo's voice] '…Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.'"