...but I don't think I could be content there, at least, not only there. Its beauty is so static it seems almost artificial. All the great musicians of the Elves went to Middle-earth, and the greatest beauty, Luthien, was of Doriath. Something in the fragile nature of the realms of Beleriand makes them more moving to the mind.
But in Beleriand, I'm torn. I know that eventual destruction comes to so many (well, all) of the great realms. Part of me wants to be heroic on Himring, another to cower in Doriath.
"There's daggers in men's smiles; the near in blood, the nearer bloody."
hobbiton ;D not the most exciting place in the world but it's peacful and quiet. just an all-around good place. and if me and frodo were to settle down there together, in bag end..... *sigh* there's no life like it.
So tell me all about your problems, I was killing before killing was cool...
Post by Jacques the Environmentalist on Jan 26, 2005 20:22:41 GMT -5
But the glory of Valinor isn't artificial, it's heavenly. It's essentially a true heaven on earth. And how do we know ALL great musicians went to Middle Earth? There could be some in Alqualonde, or some vanyar, or some remaining Noldor that were good in song. And as for beauty there's the valar for that and plenty of other random elves. And it doesn't get destroyed. No, not even in the Dagor Dagorath. [/history no one will ever care about]
Post by Jacques the Environmentalist on Jan 26, 2005 22:10:34 GMT -5
Valinor is sort of in the middle of nowhere. And yet in Aman you can kind of go anywhere. Beach? Go to Alqualonde. Forest? Go to Lorien(not to be confused with lothlorien). Want mountains? The pelori. Plus no evil comes there. ever. And the streets' dust is crystals. The only problem is there's never any snow.