A Swift Sunrise

One of My FAVORITE Scenes in the Lord of the Rings

Here is the link to the clip in the movie. It is during the battle of Gondor. The forces of Mordor are overwhelming the city. Gandalf and Pippen have been in battle, have a brief respite and Pippen makes a comment about not thinking the adventure would end this way.

After you have watched the scene, here is my rendition of images that capture this moving conversation.

End this way.
Return of the King, Gandalf, swift sunrise 01

Not the end
How does he know? He has already passed over and been sent back to fulfill his labors.

Return of the King, Gandalf, swift sunrise 02

Grey Rain Curtain
What an image to talk about life in this world nearing its end!
Return of the King, Gandalf, grey rain curtain of this world, swift sunrise 03

To silver glass
In the twinkling of an eye it will translate from grey rain to silver glass!
Return of the King, Gandalf, all turns to silver glass, swift sunrise 04

Then...white shores
Return of the King, Gandalf, then you see it white shores and beyond, swift sunrise 05

And now, the most beautiful of Gandalf's words...
Return of the King, Gandalf, and then a far green country and a swift sunrise, swift sunrise 06

Grace to you as we are all heading toward that Swift Sunrise.


Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International

BrianRice@lcileaders.org