I looked up this quote for my Daddy after the LotR re-watching during our vacation:
"Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows again."Afterwords (and much flipping around in Chapter 2 to find the stinkin' thing) I gave the book a photoshoot and longed to just open it and read it through. For the 30th time or whatever.
"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," sand Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
-The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 2, J. R. R. Tolkien