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FarFromHome
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Sep 2 2009, 9:26pm


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It's interesting to see that the Elves may have "theories" about their ending, but no knowledge. The word "analogy" is interesting too, as if perhaps all of these thoughts are really metaphors for something they cannot fully grasp. They don't seem to know whether our world will become the Paradise it should have been, or whether there will be a new Paradise (and since this is "analogy", perhaps whatever they sense is in store is something more complex and difficult to grasp than either of these ideas). But it seems that they do hope for a Paradise at the end of days.

They went in, and Sam shut the door.
But even as he did so, he heard suddenly,
deep and unstilled, the sigh and murmur of the Sea
upon the shores of Middle-earth.
From the unpublished Epilogue to the Lord of the Rings


Subject User Time
The beginning of days 3 - the conclusion Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Aug 28 2009, 11:57pm
    Thanks, Hamfast. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Aug 29 2009, 12:46am
    Thoughts. Curious Send a private message to Curious Aug 29 2009, 1:25am
    arg!! lost my reply... batik Send a private message to batik Aug 29 2009, 3:38am
    well.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Aug 29 2009, 9:29am
    The Gift of death JTM Send a private message to JTM Aug 30 2009, 5:39pm
        The "Gift of Death" treads dangerously close Curious Send a private message to Curious Aug 30 2009, 8:01pm
            Heresy or even heterodoxy FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Aug 31 2009, 9:49am
    Answers sador Send a private message to sador Aug 31 2009, 9:48am
    The myth continues FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Aug 31 2009, 11:03am
        The Elves are long-term toast squire Send a private message to squire Aug 31 2009, 12:51pm
            Interesting! FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Aug 31 2009, 1:42pm
                "I've always sensed that the question is left open" Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Sep 2 2009, 1:39am
                    Thank you FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Sep 2 2009, 9:26pm
        Farmers Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Aug 31 2009, 11:04pm
            I can certainly believe FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Sep 1 2009, 9:35am
                Depends Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Sep 1 2009, 4:02pm
                    That's fair enough. FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Sep 1 2009, 4:47pm
                        I only meant appreciating a tool. // Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Sep 1 2009, 5:13pm
                            My mistake! FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Sep 1 2009, 8:34pm
                                No problem! // Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Sep 2 2009, 3:32am
    Lack of Eternal Reward GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Aug 31 2009, 6:00pm
        Outer Darkness Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Aug 31 2009, 11:08pm
    Cheep, cheep. GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Aug 31 2009, 6:02pm

 
 
 

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