Topic: "Moody" (7)
Title, mood, topic all interrelated this evening.
740 participants in the Second World War die every single day, including this one. All known to Frodo are now gone.
10,000 Americans retire every single day, and it will continue for years to come. Frodo marches.
The last surviving participant in the First World War died today. She was a Brit, and Frodo will not disparage her memory. He will honor it.
Sometimes the enormity of the numbers, as we all learned from Henry Paulson and George W. Bush, are such that they simply dwarf the medium. The magnitude of the change that takes place before us is simply not comprehensible. Our institutions change before our eyes, and all of the rules that once were now seem to relate to games that are played by children, and not grown men.
For those challenged by Frodo's opening, your hint is "Nights in White Satin."