The Bitter and the Sweet

Immortal.

To live forever, untouchable.

It is the dream of Men.

It is the doom of Elves.

To leave your one true love forever, and go where he can never follow.

To carry the grief of ages unto the very ending of the earth… i and beyond? /i

How do you go on, when your heart is daily ripped in two?

Irrevocable.

Mortal.

To live, knowing that each day you draw a little nearer to the end.

The end of all things.

The unknown.

To part from your beloved father, from all your kindred, for eternity.

To be alone.

How do you go on, when every day you die a little more inside?

Irreversible.

Death.

Destroying.

Devouring.

Inescapable.

Bitter.

Love.

Consuming.

Everlasting.

Undeniable.

Sacred.

Sweet.

For mine is the choice of Lúthien, and as she so have I chosen, both the bitter and the sweet.

Beyond the sea, fall,

Glittering in the moonlight,

The tears of an Elf.