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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Nan Gagnon's "Reunion", plus Jan-u-wine's "Across So Wide a Sea"....

Posted on 2006.12.02 at 06:10


rohmorgon at 2011-01-24 17:40 (UTC) (Link)


I was one of the fortunate few who witnessed the live performance of this piece by Jan and Primmy. Or I should say, Sam and Frodo, because that is who they really were when they were on the stage.

The atmosphere in the room was charged with electric emotion, yet so silent you could hear the splitting of a hair - except for the magical words Sam and Frodo wove about us as their reunion unfolded, and the whisper of tears trailing down the faces of those watching.

It is my favorite moment of all the Tolkien moments I've shared with fellow fans, and one I shall never forget. To me, it represents the spirit of the fellowship that Tolkien encouraged his readers to discover for themselves.

Thank you, Jan, and Primmy, for this wonderful poem and the memories you gave this fellow fan.
mechtild at 2011-01-24 17:46 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Reunion

What a beautiful comment, Rohmorgon. Will Jan be able to recognize you from this user name? I'm going to send her a link to this entry so she can read your comment. Thanks so much for stopping and speaking so thoughfully, and from the heart.
rohmorgon at 2011-01-24 18:21 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Reunion

Your're welcome, and thank YOU.

Yes, Jan will know who Roh is. In fact, we just saw each other for the first time in a long while and did a little visiting after the viewing of the LOTR Trilogy at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

mechtild at 2011-01-24 19:42 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Reunion

Thanks for updating me. I'd heard from Jan that the showing was really a pleasure. I envy your recent experience! I wish they showed the trilogy where I live. The closest city that does it, or has done it in the past, is 160 miles from here.
jan_u_wine at 2011-01-25 08:38 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Reunion

dear Roh....wow. You know, the funny thing is that I can never match in prose what I say in poetry, so I am afraid that (though I wish it) I can't write anything nearly as beautiful back to you. It's been an honor to write in the LOTR universe and a great, great joy to know and share with other fans. The occassion that you speak of was especially wonderful and magical. To Debbie and myself, it did seem as if Frodo and Sam were there in the room. Pretty heady stuff, sharing space with The Ringbearer. Or just *simple* Frodo Baggins.

I'm so glad that you were there, Roh, for it was not just the words that charged the room. It was the people listening to them, as well. Life really IS all about what we can accomplish in fellowship. In my opinion, that is the *place* where truly great works, whether they be *deeds* or art, are born. Thank *you*, dear Roh, for sharing your memories!
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