Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Aragorn and Vacuuming

When I wonder if I should vacuum the carpet, I remember Aragorn's inspiring speech before the Black Gate. Here is my modified version:

Hold your ground! Hold your ground!
Sons of College, of University, my brothers,
I see in your eyes the same wish for cleanliness that would take the heart of me.
A day may come when the laziness of men fails,
When we forsake our chairs and get out the vacuum cleaner.
But it is not this day.
An hour of noise and tangled wires,
When cluttered furniture comes crashing down.
But it is not this day.
This day we do something else!
By all you hold dear within reach of your armchair,
I bid you sit, men of the rest!

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