14. Then World Behind and Home Ahead
Today's Challenge (Day 30): "You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right." --Maya Angelou. Write a story or poem, or create a piece of art on the theme of leaving or returning home.
Then World Behind and Home Ahead
At last, when they think themselves forever lost, it happens. Gimli wakes one night with a sudden sensation that the world is dropping away beneath him. Legolas stands motionless in the bows, the helm abandoned; Gimli can see nothing, hear nothing, they drift through a grey curtain of soft rain...
And then the mist rolls away, the ocean sparkling like silver glass, and before them are green shores lit by sunrise. He looks at the light shining from Legolas' face, and understands:
We left behind forever the only land and kin we ever knew, and yet... he is coming home.
"And it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise." (ROTK, Book 6, Chapter IX: The Grey Havens)
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