10 Reasons I Love The Silmarillion

visual representation of word usage in The Silmarillion

visual representation of word usage in The Silmarillion

1. Any story that’s worth telling is worth telling many times, from many points of view, to many audiences–and spending your entire life in the telling of it.  See The Children of Hurin.

2. My life is epic because I love and I work and I fight with and against the Powers That Be.

3. Songs have more power than swords.

4. To live for love is worth losing everything—even when it includes some everything that doesn’t belong to you.

5. Friendship really does matter, and great renown is tied to being faithful.

6. Love triangles aren’t as unordinary as they seem, and the pain that comes with them is real.

7. Lineage preserves the ingredients, but you make yourself who you become in the end.

8. A halting step and lameness; the death of a friend; the betrayal of a brother; the fulfillment of a doom—all these are graven on the face.

9. Topography and geography matter, and the history that happens on land is written into its ridges and valleys, rivers and streams, trees and rocks, flora and fauna.

10. The word “fell” is perhaps the most poignant and appropriate word to describe the realness of Life.

Arien (by LadyElleth) --- how I feel when reading the Silmarillion

Arien (by LadyElleth) --- how I feel when reading the Silmarillion

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