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Mt. Doom river of fire

For the Anniversary of March 25: Jan's 'The Plea of the Evenstar' , art by Bandwench and Alan Lee.

Posted on 2012.03.25 at 08:12


jan_u_wine at 2012-03-27 22:37 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Alice! Please don't apologize for your English....I think it is your heart that is speaking here, and we can hear and feel it very well.

I'm so glad that you dropped in and that you liked the post. As you say, March 25 is quite a strange day. It is like this bit in ROTK:

"And all the host laughed and wept, and in the midst of their merriment and tears the clear voice of the minstrel rose like silver and gold, and all men were hushed. And he sang to them…until their hearts, wounded with sweet words, overflowed, and their joy was like swords, and they passed in thought out to regions where pain and delight flow together and tears are the very wine of blessedness."

March 25: a day on which are hearts are wounded, forever, with beauty and triumph and sorrow. It is a good and beautiful wounding and one from which we, I think, should hope not to recover.
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