This one is taken from The Silmarillion, the story of the creation of the world Arda wherein lies Middle Earth, and the history of the First Age. This is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The paragraph speaks of the Ainur who were the immortal spirits existing before Creation in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional universe. They were the first beings made from the thought of Eru Ilúvatar (God).
“And it is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur…and many of the Children of Iluvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.”
I LOVE this quote because it perfectly describes me when I get around the ocean. I could stand on a shore all day and listen, though I know not what I’m listening for. That’s how I figured out I was actually a Teleri Elf! I hear my home calling when I listen to a shell. Instant connection. 😀 And if you would like to know anything more about the history of the Teleri Elves, check here!
And now my deed is done and I will return to my plundering and bar maiding!
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Forgot this part!!!
The Rules of the Road
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