Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The feast of Saint Anselm

"I want to understand something of the truth which my heart believes and loves. I do not seek thus to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order that I may understand."

--Saint Anselm, whom Dante places among the spirits of light and power in the Sphere of the Sun.

The music of the Elves

"I thought that Elves were all for moon and stars; but this is more elvish than anything I ever heard tell of. I feel as if I was inside a song, if you take my meaning."

--Sam to Frodo in Lothlorien, in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

The music of Lothlorien: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3TglKQnl3Q