Mood: hug me
Topic: "Red Sky at Morning" (3)
Frodo and Sam deviate from their quest up Mount Doom to actually visit Sauron's seat of power. On Saturday next they will watch two young people unite for their common future; it has been a long time since the Hobbits have been to a Wedding. At this point in time, funerals are much more common. Frodo hoped also to make time for a short visit to Bilbo's last remaining brother while in the vicinity. However, recent events in that part of Middle Earth holds the promise of a pinkish tint when the morrow comes.
Legolas received word that his "stress test" required additional attention. He will have bypass surgery when the sun rises.
Gimli, after discussions with multiple specialists, has been found to have committed such a crime against one, James Parkinson, that he has been infected with a "Disease" named after the offended party.
Bilbo's brother, wounded in the first two hours of fighting on the beach at Okinawa when he was but an 18 year-old Marine, underwent triple bypass surgery and rests in a Coronary Care Unit as Frodo pens these lines.
Bilbo has had treatments to deaden the nerve endings in the back, so that sleep can return to the cycle of days and nights again.
There is, to life, an unpredictable aspect which assures only that, after good times, bad will follow. It is not as if Frodo has been unaware that a "bad moon" may be on the rise. Frodo does not have either the time or the inclination to lament the challenges placed before him; he knows that much depends on him and it is what he expected when he took up the task to destroy the Ring.
Little Georgia, the inhabitant of the Shire to whom every day has been Christmas, will suffer no more beyond the morrow. The task of "dominion" is both judgmental and compassionate. Frodo and Sam will long remember the courage of a chihuahua mix, blind in one eye, partially deaf, with heartworms, who added her bark to the pack. She will have an honored spot in the Gardens of the Shire. She deserves no less.
It will be nice when Frodo can stop fouling off curve balls, and return a fast ball past the ear of Fate directly over the center-field wall.