Sir Ian McKellen Once Said…You Shall Not Pass

Sir Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939. Ian is an English actor and best known as Gandalf the Grey and Gandalf the White in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. I think Peter Jackson couldn’t have picked a better person to play Gandalf.

Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live. There’s more to life than you know and it’s all happening out there. Discover what part you can play and then go for it. – Ian McKellen

I don’t know if I have figured out what role I play in this world. I think I have a bit of influence with my photography, my writing and my art. I’d like to say that all of them represent part of me that began with me wanting to share what I see with the world so I started taking pictures, with my art it is what I feel and want to express and my writing covers stories, thoughts, dreams and experiences that I have had. People take away or learn from or are influenced by or inspired by certain things in life and if I can spark something in someone’s life that makes me happy. If my experiences I share with my stories help you talk, help you decide or just make you think that also makes me happy. I want to be able to help and reach people with my experiences and show you things you may not have seen or help you question many things as you should.

Every anti-gay remark from the Church gives the thug a license to be cruel. – Ian McKellen

I think it’s a travesty that people think believe that homosexuality is going against religion. I don’t believe for a minute that the hate that has existed for so long has anything to do with God or any religion. One thing I did not know was that Ian McKellen is an atheist, and I can see how that happens as he is famous for ripping out Leviticus 18:22, (You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. King James Bible Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.) of which he rips out of bibles in hotels.

A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to. – Gandalf the Grey

Sure this wasn’t an original line from J.R.R. Tolkien but it’s the first thing we hear from Gandalf as he shows up in the Shire in The Fellowship of the Ring, the first movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It may not have been written by Tolkien but it indeed fits in well. It makes sense this was written by a woman because one could replace wizard with woman and he for she as I feel that many women would love to agree. I’m typically an early person but if we look at when and why and how things happen, it makes sense that things happen precisely when they mean to.

As many know I’ve been a fan of the books and the movies and things Tolkien so much that I named one of my cats, Gandalf the Grey. I miss my sweet boy Gandalf. But I know he’s alive and well and taken care of with his Dad and for that I am grateful for the time I got with him. You are forever in my heart my sweet boy.