Tolkien Tuesday: The Best Lord of the Rings Memes This Week (January 17, 2023)

There’s a quote in Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring that always comes back to me when I’m lamenting the current state of affairs, be it my own personal emotional turmoil, or the many ills faced by the world on a global level. When Frodo is tasked with the impossible, we are blessed by the following exchange:

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said 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 back and forth is a pretty great reminder that the best thing to do during hard times is to deal with them to the best of our abilities. Unfortunately, many of our problems, while not as serious as Frodo’s, are a little less cut and dry. So while we may not be able to solve the issue of world peace, we can try to get through life with our chins up. And nothing helps perk us up quite like memes, especially of the Lord of the Rings variety. And fortunately for anyone else with the same interests, we gather the best LOTR-related memes every week to share with all of you. Dig in.