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think glocally, act glocally

on October 10, 2014

Said the wizard Gandalf to Denethor, Steward of Minas Tirith:

“Well, my lord Steward, it is your task to keep some kingdom still against that event, which few now look to see. In that task you shall have all the aid that you are pleased to ask for. But I will say this: the rule of no realm is mine, neither of Gondor nor any other, great or small. But all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, those are my care. And for my part, I shall not wholly fail of my task, though Gondor should perish, if anything passes through this night that can still grow fair or bear fruit and flower again in days to come. For I also am a steward. Did you not know?”

―J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

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One response to “think glocally, act glocally

  1. Mark says:

    What a great quote on stewardship. And what a great orientation toward being-in-the-world.

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