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Sunday Thoughts: Catching Up

I apologize for not posting last Sunday. The time ran away from me.

I was recovering last Sunday from going to our county fair all day on Saturday. It was a lot of fun… I went on a lot of crazy rides, had a smoothie, looked at the exhibits, etc.

We had some friends with us, so that made it enjoyable.

This past week, I’ve been trying to prepare myself for the coming of school. I am entering my Junior year of High School, and I will be taking quite a few classes outside of my home, as well as finishing up on math, english, history and such at home.

I think I will enjoy this year, but boy, will it be crazy! I am testing for my driver’s license soon, so I am preparing for that as well. Busy, busy, busy!

I am pretty excited for this coming school year, though!

My question for You: How do you prepare for something big coming up?

Me

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Clocks

I’m not sure why, but I feel like discussing clocks today. 🙂 🙂 🙂

In fact… I just thought of an essay I once wrote for school that had to do with clocks, I believe… let me see if I can find it…

A light flickered in the monastery and shadows danced across the walls as the monks of the Middle Ages awakened for their monastic prayers, fulfilling the obligation of Psalm 63:6, “When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.” But they needed a reliable way to get up each night. This led to one of the greatest inventions of all time: the medieval mechanical clock. Now clocks are everywhere, impacting society and all of life.

Have you ever wondered why inventions litter history? Or why they were invented? Maybe for who they were invented? Inventors would see a problem, and devise a solution. The monks of the Middle Ages had a problem, and needed a solution. Inventions would arise from necessity. In order to fulfill the obligation of Psalm 63:6, the monks needed a reliable way to awaken each night, but they didn’t have the solution. This necessity led to one of the greatest inventions of all time: the medieval mechanical clock. Now the monks can rely on the clock to get up each night for their prayers. Clocks drastically impacted society and all of life, and still do so.

Well… I wrote that quite a while ago. 😂

I love antique clocks. This is my own clock, which I received for my 16th birthday…

My question for You: What is your favorite type of clock?

Me

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LOTR Characters – the Books vs. the Movies – Legolas

Click here for Part 1 of LOTR Charcters – The Books vs. The Movies, here for Part 2, and right here for Part 3.

Now… let us begin with Part 4!

Legolas

As a young girl, Legolas was my favorite in LOTR. Not for the reasons you may suspect. I thought his skill with the bow and agility were amazing. Never once did I think about his good looks (in the movie)!

I soon learned that most people didn’t understand, “My favorite character is Legolas!” coming from the mouth of a 12-13 year-old girl, and that girl not actually having a crush on him.

I watched the movie with a group, and as soon as Legolas appeared in The Fellowship, all of the girls began “Ooing” and “Ahing”. I decided after that that I needed to pick a different favorite character. 😂

Please remember that all that is said is only my opinion. Please do not take offense to anything I say. If I ever state something as fact that is truly false, feel free to let me know!

Legolas in the books… I feel like he is somewhat of he comedic relief, but he also is a very serious character. In the movies, he sticks more on the serious melon holy side. I also feel like you don’t often hear a lot coming from him, and then when he says something, you’re kind of left thinking, “Wait… where did he come from?”

There a few things in the books that Legolas does that make me want to laugh out loud. For example…

  1. When they are crossing the Mines of Moria, and they are just beginning to climb the Bridge of Khazad Dûm. Legolas turns, looks into the flames of fire with his far-seeing elf eyes, and exclaims, “Oy!”
  2. When the Fellowship is climbing Caradhras, and then they decide to turn back, as the weather is too difficult to beat, Aragorn and Boromir begin drifting through the snow, shoving it aside, and having a difficult time of it. Meanwhile, Legolas jumps to his feet, and bounds over the snow with elf-like agility, hardly leaving a foot print and leaving Aragorn and Boromir behind.

Either way, I love Legolas in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, both movies and books. It seems to me that you are almost more able to build a relationship with him in the movies, though. He is not as pivotal a character in the books… maybe.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

My question for You: Would you ever want to be an elf?

Me