Journey Light, But Bring With You Your Swords!

I haven’t been here in a long time, I know. Life, mild attacks of psychosis, internet-less holidays, exams and many other things have kept me from posting anything even slightly meaningful… And life isn’t looking much brighter. Retake exams are coming my way, and in two weeks I’ll be either victorious or defeated…

I have considered dying more than once in the past weeks, but selfish death is the coward’s way. To quote the same person who also provided the title; “If the cowards only remain, then grass will grow in the streets! Nay, rot, mildew and toadstool!” Now I am a coward by nature, but I will take up my sword anyway. Fight I will, because I have to. My arm unpracticed, my mind unwilling, my heart pounding with fear. I can’t escape it, so I can better look it in the eye.

Sometimes my mind wanders and wonders, did the great warlords of past ages feel fear on the fortnight of battle? Would they have been certain of victory, or would they have felt as I do now, badly prepared and frightened of the probable end? I wish I had a little more fire and passion to fuel my fights, a little more anger, a bit more determination. I really need it. All that I can do though is quote the immortal words of one person who had plenty of that, and hope that I may draw some courage from it… So, here it comes…

“Fair shall be the end, though long and hard shall be the road!”

I bid you goodbye, my friends… May the end be fair indeed!

(PS: The writing style of this piece is exactly why there should be a decent amount of time between reading certain things and writing others.)
(PPS: If you can identify the source of the quotes, I will ever hold you in high regard. Truly.)

About quantumphysica

My name is QuantumPhysica The Insane, but you can call me QP. I am insane, admitted to a mental hospital in Belgium, and waiting for a decent diagnosis at the moment. Once I was a physics student with goals in life and what more; now I'm simply the patient of Room 93. Ever wondered what life is like in the psychiatric ward? I'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know... I am... particularly twitchy of personality. But I also am genuinely interested in everything. There is nothing that doesn't interest me, really. Everything, from quantum computers to fashion and cars to traveling... I also give advice. On anything. No taboos whatsoever. And I make lists of things...
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21 Responses to Journey Light, But Bring With You Your Swords!

  1. I believe the quotes is from the Lord of the Rings…maybe?

  2. I believe my next guess would be the Hobbit?

  3. bpshielsy says:

    If it is Tolkien, then I’d guess at The Silmarillion.

    • Yayz 😉
      Any guess as to which character the quotes belong to? xD

      • bpshielsy says:

        I’ve got no chance. I haven’t read it 😦

      • You should! 😉
        It’s in general a terribly tedious book, but it has many parts that are worth the effort… 😀

      • bpshielsy says:

        That’s the reason why I haven’t! When I read The Lord of the Rings, at around 12yrs old, I did give it a look, but it was so dull. Maybe adult me could handle it now 🙂

      • I have, as an adult, needed 9 tries before I made it to the fourth chapter of the Silmarillion… and then it suddenly grabbed me in and I couldn’t put the book away anymore… 😉
        I tried to read The Hobbit when I was 12, but I don’t think I made it past the first chapter xD

      • bpshielsy says:

        Ha, I remember when I first read it, the first chapter was soooo dull. All stuff about pantries and food at strange times of the day. Not what an 11yr old wants to read about. I stuck it out though, cos my older brother said it was great. I’m glad did!

      • I may attempt to read it again some day, especially now I’ve seen the first Hobbit movie…
        The descriptive language does take some getting used to, doesn’t it?

      • bpshielsy says:

        I know. I’ve skim read those descriptive parts in the past 🙂

      • They’re a goldmine of information though, if you happen to be a fanfiction writer xD

  4. I am fairly certain it’s from Silmarillion. Just a guess though…considering recent events

  5. Considering recent events, I’d guess it is from Silmarillion…

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