Take the first sentence from your favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post.

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for mortal Men doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

And the Shadows lie all around us, but we have no the One Ring nor a brave hobbit to go to the Land of Mordor. There is no Mount of Doom to destroy the magic Ring and with it all the darkness of violence that invades the earth. We only have the shadows: the wars, the exploitation, the fear, the greed that afflict humankind. We have also lights: the peaceful people who live their lives doing good to others and try to build a better society in peace and justice. But the violence is bloody murderous and noisy and generates fear and pain and hatred, and fills the news. And Peace is quiet, discreet and usually doesn’t generates headlines.

One ring to rule them all. One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

Call Me Ishmael.


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