December 13, 2020
The Shadow of the Past
Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows again.
I wish it need not have happened in my time, said Frodo.
So do I, said Gandalf,
and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— J.R.R. Tolkien