Almost as much as people who defy the Valar. ;)
Oh, yes. "May they stand up from their thrones and know of us," indeed! :D I had goosebumps reading that.
I´m not exactly sure of what you mean here (sorry!) but the island is supposed to be Númenor, the Land of Gift. In our contemporary world, I think it´s called Atlantis...
No, I should be the one apologising - I wasn't sure how to word that part of the comment, myself. :P The following line in the story,
And even many years later, when the Men who inhabited the island walked its shores at dawn, it was rumoured that a man and a maiden could be sometimes seen holding hands and dancing among the breaking waves.
- Made me think of Hawaii, for some reason. Well, I figured geographically it wouldn't make sense, even if we figured Middle-earth became what is known as modern Europe; but that line just spoke to me, it felt almost like a real legend you took and adapted to Tolkienverse...? :)
But I like the fact that the island = Númenor, very appropriate symbolism having link between Middle-earth and the Undying lands result from the dust of an Elf-Man union. I think. Really, there are so many theories in my mind as to why this story just works, but I'll spare you my ramblings...!
Thank you for sharing! :D