I was nominated by Brandewulf from Brandewijn Words for a meaningful quote challenge that I think I have delivered on quite well these last 2 days. When I am dead and gone, I am certain my epitaph will be a testimony to the life I lived where my faith followed me through each challenge that I faced. Wulf knows that whatever write there is always a thread of the meaningful and profound and that it would be no different with this challenge. If you haven’t had the chance to check out his blog I highly suggest you do.
The challenge is to select and share 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days with explanations about why the quote is loved or how it speaks to the soul; obviously the nominator is thanked and 3 new nominations are made. Now onto the challenge!
~J.K. Rowling, The Deathly Hallows
One word. Always. Uttered in a memory taken from a dying man we all grew to hate over the course of 7 books when it is finally revealed the extent to which he went to protect the child of the woman he had always loved but who had loved another in the moment we all, and I do mean all, began to cry. When Alan Rickman took on the role of the potions master Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies he was the only person who knew J.K. Rowling’s greatest literary secret that changed the way we all looked at Snape in every rereading we’ve ever done of that series.
Why this one word quote?
Because unconditional love and selfless sacrifice are two of the most beautiful gifts one human being can give to another even if they are unrequited, unacknowledged, or unknown.
Now my nominations for today don’t really exist because the people I wanted to nominate were already nominated… So if you’re a blogger and love this challenge, comment in the quotes below and self-nominate if you would like to share what inspires you!
P.S. I’ve been listening to the soundtracks of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies while writing. True story: yesterday my favorite of all those soundtracks overall was the music from The Two Towers but today it is the music inspired by the last 2 books of The Lord of the Rings which were published together under the title The Return of the King. Yeah… There’s an intensity and use of themes that just beautifully tells the story. I feel like there could be a ballet of The Return of the King where very little would have to be altered in the music to take us through the story. Plus the song from the titles is just so otherworldly and Valarian (no, that’s not a misspelling… trust me).