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"She was (and knew she was) my Luthien. I will say no more now. But I should like ere long to have a long talk with you. For if as seems probable I shall never write any ordered biography-it is against my nature, which expresses itself about things deepest felt in the tales and myths-someone close in heart to me should know something about things that records do not record: the dreadful sufferings of our childhoods, from which we rescued one another, but could not wholly heal wounds that later often proved disabling; the sufferings that we endured after our love began-all of which (over and above personal weaknesses) might help to make pardonable, or understandable, the lapses and darknesses which at times marred our lives-and to explain how these never touched our depths nor dimmed the memories of our youthful love. For ever (especially when alone) we still met in the woodland glade and went hand in hand many times to escape the shadow of imminent death before out last parting."

-J. R. R. Tolkien, on why he wished to include the name "Luthien" on Edith's tombstone (written to Christopher Tolkien)


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30185 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
The Sundering Sea between them lay
And yet at last they met once more.
And long ago they passed away
In the forest singing sorrowless
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
The tale of Luthien and Beren was in a way their story. Luthien and Beren have a happy ending, because they did.
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
yep, because they lived together always :heart:
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
And their union brought them children and joy.
:)
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
yup :aww:
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Lol I see you have a crush on Annatar/Sauron or am I misreading the source of your name?
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
yes, yes I used to have :D
My fav character from all of Middle earth :D
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Ah, ok. I thought so. ;)
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SkyeAmaris Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
This is beautiful. Very well done. <3
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
thank u so much ^^!
And for faving too :hug:
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so touching. Edith is beautiful...
It's a wonderful thing that the names "Luthien" and "Beren" were put on the gravestones.

You did a very good job with this, it's so sweet. Thank you:)
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
She is beautiful, a very perfect Luthien if you ask me :). Yes, just imagine how much they loved each other, they`ve been through so many hard times but they didn`t give up and that`s a thing u barely see during these times. And how perfect was her in Tolkien`s eyes, so perfect he wrote the most beautiful love story ever. :heart:
Thank u for your very nice comment and for the fave, much appreciated! :) :hug:
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Bearuthiel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Moving. :)
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
thank you :)
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Irenezolea Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
She's very beautiful :)
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
yes she is :) :heart:
Thank you for the comment :)
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Irenezolea Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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