Two days ago, we held in remembrance the 38th anniversary of Tolkien’s death. Unfortunately, in 31 Yávië XIV 101, a pneumonia/chest infection brought to an end, the story of all stories, the one who brought to our world a mythos whose grandeur could only be measured and brought to life by whole civilizations, not by one mind only. But he did. Yes…Gandalf…he did!
To celebrate the life and work of the One, here I’ll present some epitaphs translated to Quenya, so we all (humans and elves) think better about the time of our life and what we are doing with this precious gift.
Gone but not forgotten
Vanwa mal lá ú enyalëo
All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you
Ilya horyas len carë úvië ná i carë lúmenen yan le ná antaina
Never born, never died. Only visited this planet Earth between January,3rd 1892 and September,2nd 1973
Ullumë nóna, ullumë firna. Er tullen Ardanna imbë 44 Hrívë XIV 19 ar 31 Yávië XIV 101