39 years ago....

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arwen undómiel
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39 years ago....

Post#1 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:00 pm

39 years ago our dear dear professor died. 2 September 1973 a day we will all remember. May he rest in peace.

Not all who wander are lost.

End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, One that we all must take. The grey rain curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass. And then you see it.

I just thought that he deserves a thread on this wonderful forum.
''Loyalty is the only moral instinct that can exist on the same plane as truth itself. They may clash, but one can never overcome the other without cost.''

Semper Fi ⚓ ∞

Namárië

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brego
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Post#2 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:19 pm

How lovely it is to read those words again. Thank you Arwen and of course you are correct that we should make mention here. I'm sure that as the rain curtain drew back and the Professor's ship made its way to the Swan Haven Quay, his blessed wife Edith was standing there, waiting to hold her beloved again. For I believe the Valar would allow these two mortals to remain together in the bliss of the Lands Undying.

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Post#3 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:52 pm


Keeping in mind that the Undying Lands are not heaven or the afterlife, I would quote Aragorn:



'For if this is indeed, as the Eldar say, the gift of the One to Men, it is bitter to receive'



'So it seems,' he said. 'But let us not be overthrown at the final test, who of old renounced the Shadow and the Ring. In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory. Farewell!'



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arwen undómiel
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Post#4 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:21 am

Lovely words from both of you. Galin thank you for the wonderful quote. I love it.
''Loyalty is the only moral instinct that can exist on the same plane as truth itself. They may clash, but one can never overcome the other without cost.''

Semper Fi ⚓ ∞

Namárië

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arwen undómiel
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Post#5 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:20 pm

Val, nice that you replied. But the link doesn't work for me. Maybe you know why???
''Loyalty is the only moral instinct that can exist on the same plane as truth itself. They may clash, but one can never overcome the other without cost.''

Semper Fi ⚓ ∞

Namárië

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brego
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Post#6 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:47 pm


How wonderful Val.  Did you take that pic yourself?



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arwen undómiel
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Post#7 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:58 pm


Beautiful picture. I couldn't see it on my phone. But on this computer it works. Lovely picture.


''Loyalty is the only moral instinct that can exist on the same plane as truth itself. They may clash, but one can never overcome the other without cost.''

Semper Fi ⚓ ∞

Namárië

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brego
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Post#8 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:15 am

From what I've read regarding the passing of Edith, the wonderful wife of our Favorite professor, it destroyed him. The touching addition of Beren and Luthien to the Tolkien's headstone is a heartfelt touch from the Professor himself and is simply gorgeous. It is said that The Tale of Beren meeting Luthien is based somewhat on a picnic Edith and John had in their youth in a country location during their courting. How romantic, gorgeous and wonderderful. Rest in peace beautiful couple. May your spirits rest together for ever in peace and love.

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Post#9 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:56 am


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Post#10 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:13 am


Arwen undómiel wrote



Val, nice that you replied. But the link doesn't work for me. Maybe you know why???



That's my fault, I did it wrong. We didn't used to have link tools on the post window, so I am still in the habit of typing out the command codes long-hand. url /url doesn't seem to work anymore.



Brego wrote



How wonderful Val.  Did you take that pic yourself?



Yes. Myself and my wife visited Oxford a few years ago. I had always wanted to pay my respects at JRR's grave, so we took the opportunity while we were there. Here is another one - hopefully with a link that works.



http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii263/Valedhelgwath/Ox-27.jpg



If any of you are ever near to Oxford, it is worth making the visit. The graveyard they are buried in is small and very quiet. There are no signs to the actual grave, so you need to look for it, but as you can see from the photographs, it has become a small, very tasteful shrine. Visitors have left small pebbles, jewelry and snippets of poetry there. The place has a very still and moving atmosphere. I must admit when my wife asked me something, I had to turn away from her because I had a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye.



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