piplover: (sorrow)
Leslie Nielsen,  thanks for the all the laughs!  You will be missed!
piplover: (soldier)
Sometimes, Pippin thought from his hidden perch amongst the tree branches, the world was just too big.  There were too  many noises, smells and people.  Too many hobbits asking after him, too many children wanting to hear another tale.  Too many, and too much of everyone knowing who he was. 

He shifted position, settling more comfortably on the large branch. The tree was so old and weathered that he could lay full out and still have a good bit of space to either side.  He cushioned his head with his arms, staring up into the night sky through the smaller branches above him.  A distant part of his mind pondered how very far up he was, but he felt no fear.

Ever since his many days with Treebeard, being up in the branches of a tree felt almost more comfortable to him than his burrow did some days.  Now that Merry was engaged, and Pippin could see himself following very soon with Diamond, the once cozy home now felt nearly stifling. 

He closed his eyes as he remembered the words of his friend, Oren, on the eve of his departure back to the Shire.  “People will ask questions that you won’t know how to answer. Many innocent sounds will put you on your guard, and places that made you feel safe before may now feel confining.  But in the end, the innocent sounds will stop being so alarming, and you will find new places to feel safe.”

Oren had been right, of course.  This perch he lay hidden upon was the closest he felt nowadays to the peace he had once experienced in the arms of an Ent.  With only the sky above him and the sound of leaves whispering their secrets, he felt as though he could breath.  He hoped that Merry had such a place, though if he did he had not confided it to him. That was only right, Pippin mused sleepily.  After all, no one knew of his secret, either.  It wouldn't be much of a secret if they did.

He idly wondered how Oren fared now.  His daughter would be taller than Pippin, though she had been but a wee babe when he left.  Did his wounds trouble him, as Pippin's did some days? 

Distantly, as his eyes closed and he felt his body go limp with approaching sleep, he wondered if Merry would be amenable to trip to the White City in the future.  He could bring his wife, and Pippin could bring Diamond, and introduce her to his friend.  Or perhaps they could go alone, just the two of them, and stop in the forest where trees had once walked. 

Finally succumbing to his exhaustion, Pippin drifted off.  If he dreamed that night amongst the trees and stars, he did not remember. 
piplover: (Default)
RIP Dennis Hopper. 

After Art Linkletter and Gary Coleman died, I wondered who would be the third.  Now I know.  May they all have found some peace.  


Sep. 11th, 2009 10:36 pm
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8 years ago today I think everyone's life changed, whether it be in a big or small way.  So many lives lost, so many people grieving to this day.  War, hatred, sorrow.  These things were brought to our attention on this day.  But so was compassion, courage, and love.  As with all horrible things, there was some good that came out of this tragedy.  I hope we never forget.  I hope that, unlike December 7th, forty years from now people will still pause on this day and remember.  Still look back and shake their head in horror.

But we have all continued to live our lives.  I went to work today, laughed today, enjoyed the sunshine.  I honestly feel the best tribute we can give to those who fell is to live our lives to the best of our ability.  I won't forget, but I won't be bogged down in the memories.  

To my friends still fighting, and my cousin who nearly gave his life in Afghanistan, I salute you and hope you are well today.  That day changed us all, changed our nation.  Let us do the best we can now so that nothing like this ever happens again.  
piplover: (Broken)
Just found out my mom has to put one of her dogs to sleep.  This week officially sucks. 
piplover: (Default)
Dom Deluise, you will be missed.  You always made me laugh, your bright laugh and smile will be missed from this world. 


Jun. 6th, 2007 09:43 am
piplover: (soldier)
Over sixty years ago today a massive movement was made to stop an evil the likes of which the world had never seen before. So many young men gave their lives in that push, let us hope the world does not forget them, nor what they fought for.
piplover: (soldier)
Just found out my platoon sgt died yesterday. Fuck.

Is it true?

Sep. 3rd, 2006 09:59 pm
piplover: (mourning)
I just heard that Steve Irwin died. Can anyone confirm this? Gods, what a horrible thing, he had two small children! And he did so much for conservation.
piplover: (Jack)
I know it's a few days early, but I don't think that people should confine their thoughts of thanks to our veterans and those we have lost to just one day. I am posting this link to a song written in thanks to our World War 2 veterans. I hope you give it a listen. Its not very long, its free, and above all else, it says thanks for everything you have done.
For those of you have been on my friends list the past couple of years, you know how seriously I take Memorial and Veterans Day.
I hope that all of us, no matter where we are in this world, will bow our heads for a moment and give a silent thank you to everyone who has placed their life on the line for your country and liberty.


Jul. 20th, 2005 11:19 am
piplover: (mourning)
Thanks, Scotty, for beaming us all aboard for the ride. It was one hellava trip.


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