We are in the middle of watching the entirety of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, super-duper extended director’s ultra specuatcular release. Nine hours of DVD bliss. Watching all of those dark battle scenes, sword swing after sword swing accompanied by those “schwiing” and “chiing” sounds, then arrow piercing’s thwoosh.
Hours later the big screen darkens and I return to my small screen and read about how China may cease purchasing more US debt and how the dollar may fall. I hear the echos of schwiings and thwoosh sounds still. Will the “one currency to rule them all” be thrown into the fires of Mordor? What then of our gold rings and gold coins?
“Make haste my lord. The hour is drawing neigh. The battle begins at dawn.” May the battle for Middle Earth be won!