1 2 3 4 5 the queen reads my blog, I never called Edith Luthien – but she was the...

I never called Edith Luthien – but she was the source of the story that in time became the chief part of the Silmarillion. It was first conceived in a small woodland glade filled with hemlocks at Roos in Yorkshire (where I was for a brief time in command of an outpost of the Humber Garrison in 1917, and she was able to live with me for a while). In those days her hair was raven, her skin clear, her eyes brighter than you have seen them, and she could sing – and dance. But the story has gone crooked, & I am left, and I cannot plead before the inexorable Mandos.

- J. R. R. Tolkien, in a letter to his son Christopher

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    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien wrote this letter to his son Christopher some time after Edith passed way - he would die just...
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    …And now I feel I am heartbroken.
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    I am currently in the middle of the Silmarillion, so this is insightful.
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    All these years… And of all the things… I wouldn’t have chosen this one.
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    I don’t know why, but this just breaks my heart.
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    This is actually really sad if you understand the story of Beren and Luthien
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