Did the damsel at least escape to safety?
Damsel? What damsel? LOL.No, she escaped. But unfortunately she has bit of wild terrain to make her way through.
+JMJ+ My little brother loves this. He thinks you're a great "drawer." I said, "Yeah, Stilwell's a whole bureau." (I'm so cynical these days that it's good you stepped in before I told Christopher what else might have happened to the luckless damsel.)
I did well then.And the damsel was a cutey too.
+JMJ+ I was lying awake last night thinking about this, wondering in particular what is behind the mountain range and where the water in the lake came from, and realised that this drawing is only a detail of a much bigger epic sketch. And if that epic sketch were The Silmarillion, this detail would be one of Bilbo's wilder dreams, the kind totally forgotten in the morning but whose power seeps into the soul nonetheless.
It's funny you mention the Silmarillion, Enbrethiliel, because I immediately thought of Turin Turambar when I saw it; but also recognized that this couldn't possibly be Turin. Some poking around has also found echoes in Beowulf.
It is funny - very funny, since Bilbo's birthday was September 22.(And Frodo's too of course.)
+JMJ+ Ahem! (Pats her subconscious on the back.) My brother also mentioned Beowulf, but as all he knows of it is that awful new movie, I didn't know how much of a compliment it was. (Yes, I'm a literary snob.)
Say, that means this particular September was in sync with the Shire Reckoning, because the 22nd is always a Thursday for them!
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