Lord of the Rings
by Adam Goodwin | Posted: December 3, 2013 | Last Updated: December 4, 2013
Lord of the Rings
I watched Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Rings (Part I) the other day. The film made me think about many things.
The loyalty of characters to one another, their family name, and their community. Based on the past, many of the characters come from families that did or do not get along with other families. However, many are able to put these to side based on the need of the present. They get out of their own way and past bad blood to do what is the right thing.
It is about a journey of life. How we each live a life worthy of a book. A life of adventures and stories. We must each find our story. Inside each of us, we have many worthy stories to tell.
The ring is a symbol of good and bad. The continuum between good and bad is not black and white. At the end of the spectrums it is easy to distinguish the difference between good and bad just as one can distinguish the opposite sides of a ring. It is hard to hard, if not impossible to find where a ring begins and ends. Just as all humans are born good and full of hope, it is hard to find what caused or when people start to become less good than their full potential.
The hobbits represent a simpler life. One of fun, friends, and nature. Of social gatherings, and living as a friend of Mother Nature rather than a foe.
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Adam Goodwin is a Canadian working in the United Kingdom, and is a proud shameless idealist. His parents currently work in Cairo, Egypt. He has siblings and distant family in Canada and around the rainbow nation’s only home. Follow his year+ overseas on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog.