This post is in honour of Harriet Rowland of Paremata, Wellington, who was laid to rest yesterday surrounded by her loving family and friends. It was a beautiful service for a very beautiful girl. Harriet was 20 years old and although her life was short, she was grateful for every second of it.
We got to know Harriet through the blog she started in August 2011, which documents the changes in her life after she discovers she has cancer. But don’t be put off by that – her writing is funny and truthful and wise, exactly like the Harriet we got to meet when she visited the set last year.
PIPPIN: I didn’t think it would end this way. GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what? GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
[Martin’s] most remarkable quality as an actor is to be able, with absolute clarity, to convey that he’s thinking two things at the same time, and you know as an audience what they are. And I wasn’t the only one on set to say later, “I wish I could act like that.” Martin Freeman has a palette of subtlety, and I thought, this is a new sort of acting that I’ve never seen before. - Ian McKellen, The Hobbit Behind The Scenes