Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mariners are Men of two Minds

Now Almarian, the queen of Numenor asked her son Aldarion. "Must you depart again"? Almarian said this because the king was getting along in years and had hoped his son, being his only heir, would soon take over as the king. Queen Almarion continued. "Is there nothing that will hold you in this fairest of all mortal lands?"

"Not yet", Aldarion answered, "but there are fairer things in Armenelos than a man could find elsewhere, even in the land of the Eldar. But mariners are men of two minds, at war with themselves, and the desire of the Sea still holds me."

Aldarion and Erendis, Unfinished Tales, J.R.R. Tolkien

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