“L’homme est libre au moment qu’il veut l’être.”
“The moment man wants to be free he is (free).”
[ François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire ; – with rough translation by yours truly ]
peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tower high up in the mountains,
Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while.
The beauty of it smote his heart,
as he looked up out of the forsaken land,
and hope returned to him.
For like a shaft,
clear and cold,
the thought pierced him that in the end
the Shadow was only a small and passing thing:
there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”