Remember the part in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers when Haldir, the Elven Warden, is struck by an orc and falls to his knees and dies? He looks around at everything in slow motion and all noise fades to a muffled distant sound. Life is like that sometimes. Even utter mundaneity takes on a glorious elven shimmer. This usually happens when you're listening to music from the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings.