Friday, 14 September 2012

Weekend Quote #11

“Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart, Éowyn!” - Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Faramir and Eowyn by LMT-Xisa on deviantArt
Lately a friend of mine has become really fond of Faramir, and his personality. One of her favourite quotes from the Prince of Ithilien is this week's Weekend Quote. For me, personally, the event happened in the House of Healing is one of my favourite part of the trilogy. Faramir's determination and persistence in his feelings towards Lady Eowyn is just so touching.

Many people don't like to be pitied. They think that if someone pities them they are somewhat weak. They think pity is a subtle form of mocking, that it is shameful to be pitied. They choose to look strong, and deny others' pity.

But in that sentence, Faramir asks Eowyn to appreciate people's pity. Pity is a form of love, a “gift of a gentle heart”. When we face disasters, calamities, or when we just feel down, pity is a kind gift from a friend, a way of expressing love. We are thankful for that manifestation of kindness from a caring heart.

That's my quote for this week. What's yours?

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