The Departure of Shadows

Then you think that the Darkness is coming? said Eowyn. ‘Darkness unescapable?’

‘No’, said Faramir, looking into her face ….. ‘The reason of my waking mind tells me that great evil has befallen, and we stand at the end of days. But my heart says nay; and all my limbs are light, and a hope and joy are come to me that no reason can deny. Eowyn, White Lady of Rohan, in this hour I do not believe that any darkness will endure’. And he stooped and kissed her brow.

And so they stood on the walls of the City of Gondor, and a great wind rose and blew, and their hair, raven and golden, streamed out mingling in the air. And the Shadow departed, and the Sun was unveiled, and light leaped forth; and the waters of Anduin shone like silver, and in all the houses of the City men sang for the joy that welled up in their hearts from what source they could not tell.

J.R.R. TolkienThe Return of the King

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Macquarie River Valley – Dunkeld, NSW


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