Mood: crushed out
Topic: "Boromir & Galadriel"(5)
This will be, perhaps, for those familiar, the last mention of these protagonists in this epic. Galadriel is no more, and not until she had passed was there a grandchild. Boromir was never able to be alone, and the divorced pastor's wife became his new companion, too soon, for some.
The son of Boromir & Galadriel is a philsopher, and his contacts with those outside his sphere are few. His concepts of sympathy and understanding fall prey to rational discourse on empiricism, and leave him in the loneliness that his father could never accept. It is his choice, and a world in which he is happy.
The daughter was born to rolls of baby fat and "orangeish" red hair. Frodo feared that she would be an ugly duckling for all her days, but she became the graceful swan with an angelic smile and an appreciation for Frodo's prose, even deeper than that of her mother. The daughter grew in latest of years from antagonist to the best of friendships with the declining Galadriel. Therein lies the tragedy of this tale, and the probable end thereto.
The divorcee contacted Boromir after the death of Galadriel, and less then three months later they met and discussed the pages in their respective lives, and how new chapters seemed blank. Not too long thereafter Frodo learned that it was the intent of Boromir and the Divorcee to wed. The daughter of Boromir and Galadriel was furious, and nothing that Boromir could say would assuage the pain. The immediate response being that Boromir was forbidden to ever see the grandchild, named for the gentle Galadriel.
Now, more than a year has passed, and last month Boromir and the divorcee were wed in another kingdom, far from the Shire. A reception was held in a very nice establishment not far from the Shire for the newlyweds this past eve, and Frodo, led by an ephemeral Sam, grasped the hand of his friend and hugged him as two old warriors are prone to do. Then he was introduced to the divorcee.
Frodo thought of his own mother. She was not the "sex kitten" he had anticipated, she was actually almost dowdy, and she spent more time talking about her days at Yale Divinity, than she did in affairs of the heart. Frodo, and Sam, in discussion after, both realized that there had been a dual human need for the sameness of relationship, as opposed to arousal, and that that had brought two people together, escaping loneliness and fearing a repeat of pubescent frustration.
Frodo remains frustrated and disappointed in the daughter of Boromir & Galadriel, for her failure to attend the reception, or to accept any reasoning discussion from any of the numerous guests who told Frodo of their sad experience in attempting to do so. Her pain, her grief, is so great, that she cannot find forgiveness; she will not even try.
Many years ago, when Boromir had violated the trust to love and honor, it was Frodo, alone, who spoke not to his friend, but waited for him to come and to talk. When that finally did happen, it cemented their bond as "brothers," and gave Galadriel great comfort in the support they shared with the Hobbits. No others shared that trust from both Boromir & Galadriel.
Now, Frodo would like to approach the daughter of Boromir & Galadriel, and to shake her until her sense returned. He must, however, do as he did before, and to wait until asked. His silent prayer this day is that the day does come, and that Frodo can talk, without crying. Some events in human terms go beyond the pale, but, Frodo supposes, that is why there is a heart located where there could just as easily be a second brain.