“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.”
— Mitsugi Saotome
All the world's a stage
While Bulldog observed from the santuary of the theatre audience, Charles went on stage today with Sir Ian McKellen. I kid thee not. Brandishing Glamdring, he yelled, "YOU. SHALL. NOT. PASS!!!!!!" nearly decapitating Gandalf in the process.
It was a two-hour fundraiser for Christchurch, an afternoon that shall be etched forever on the memory. Sir Ian, master of rhetoric and nuance, held the audience spellbound as he effortlessly involved them in his performances from Shakespeare to Tolkien. Charles also had the impromptu privilege of falling to the stage as part of the French army in the reenactment of a scene from Henry V.
And he even got Sir's signature on the first page of his Hobbit book. Such are the perks of living in Middle Earth.