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We can’t do it alone – lessons from Frodo and Sam

Frodo and Sam cropped

“Come on Mr Frodo, I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you!”


Such a great moment. I cry every time.


If you’ve seen the movie or read the book, you will recognise this as the moment that Sam picks up Frodo and carries him towards the entrance to Mt Doom. Frodo had told Sam earlier that the ring “is such a weight to carry, such a weight’. But when Sam had offered to carry it for him he said “You must understandit is my burden, and no one else can bear it“. All through the story there are these two ideas that seem to be in competition but really aren’t. Continue reading “We can’t do it alone – lessons from Frodo and Sam”