An interesting blog, "The Flame Imperishable"
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am
This person was mentioned in this morning's The Notion Club Papers blog by Professor Bruce G Charlton (the Mormon guy). Apparently, he has just published a book by the same name, and a little Google-fu brought me to his blog: [link]. It has generally interesting entries; as an example:
The Pacifist of Wootton Major
Posted on September 20, 2017
From J.R.R. Tolkien’s short story, Smith of Wootton Major:
“He soon became wise and understood that the marvels of Faery cannot be approached without danger, and that many of the Evils cannot be challenged without weapons of power too great for any mortal to wield. He remained a learner and explorer, not a warrior; and though in time he could have forged weapons that in his own world would have had power enough to become the matter of great tales and be worth a king’s ransom, he knew that in Faery they would have been of small account. So among all the things that he made it is not remembered that he ever forged a sword or a spear or an arrow-head.”