13. The Gift of a Fruitful Heart
Today's Challenge: The act of kindness or hospitability usually comes from a generous heart. Write a story or poem, or create a piece of art where your character displays this virtue.
The Gift of a Fruitful Heart
"Another?" Tulkas protests noisily. "Thrice in three Ages – Tuor, Eärendil, periain – now this?"
Aulë retorts; the debate rages. Eventually Manwë speaks:
"What sayest thou, Yavanna? Oft have the People of Stone been ungentle unto the works of thy hands..."
"'Tis true," Kementári says softly. "Yet long have I watched over all that grows in Middle-earth; and rarely have I found any Child of Aulë willing to venture so far in friendship with one of the Firstborn beneath the trees, even unto Fangorn's domain of Aldalómë! I would give this stone-master welcome. Let them pass."
Kementári: Queen of the Earth, one of Yavanna's titles.
Aldalómë: "Tree-twilight", one of the many names by which Fangorn refers to his forest.
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