‘She was not conquered,’ he said; and he closed her eyes, and sat unmoving beside her as the night drew down.

The Silmarillion, JRR Tolkien

Perhaps not as heroic as Frodo's journey, nor as romantic as Aragon's and Arwen's, nor as majestic and legendary as Beren and Luthien; yet the tale of Hurin and Morwen has ever been the most beautiful in its tragedy for me. They fought and lost as so many did in Middle-earth and yet they are triumphant. I can only hope I am as victorious.


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