Quote for Today

LOTR The Fellowship of the Ring Photo credit: Wikipedia

“All we have to do is decide what to do with the time given us”. ~ JRR Tolkien, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring 1954

This has to be one of my favorite lines from the book and from the movie.  That whole choices thing again.  I keep coming back to it,  life boils down to a series of them; and the kind of life we have really is up to us. Every choice takes us in new directions.  I wonder if there are an infinite number of parallel universes where alternate versions of ourselves live out different lives based on the choices we make. Where you do end up married to your high school sweetheart, or become a billionaire.  Or be living on skid row….  You know – like that Jet Li movie ‘The One’. Except of course none of the versions of ourselves are aware of any of the others.  Maybe that’s where deja vu comes from??  I know its kind of creepy/weird  but this is how my mind works now and again. I read a lot of science fiction and have a vivid imagination.  Sometimes it keeps me awake at night….


2 thoughts on “Quote for Today

  1. In those parallel universes do difference factors influence how we make decisions? If so, then the different outcomes may be as much about our decision making process as the choices we make…. Sounds like something Spock should pick up on…

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