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|Dreamflower's Dribs and Drabs by Dreamflower||7 Review(s)|
|Grey Wonderer||Reviewed Chapter: 31 on 2/15/2011|
|Hadn't seen this one and while I was reading the others, found it. So sad and so very moving. Lovely.|
Author Reply: Thank you! I always find the Grey Havens very sad and moving. It's such a profound farewell, for they know they not only will never see Frodo again, but never hear from him either. Even Sam at this point has no certainty...
|Virtuella||Reviewed Chapter: 31 on 1/13/2011|
|//heart cords are stretching, breaking//|
That was beautifully put. Well done.
Author Reply: That's how I see the connection between the four, as the "ties that bind" between them all. I am glad you liked that phrase.
|Andrea||Reviewed Chapter: 31 on 1/13/2011|
|Beautifully done! And the perfect choice of the last outstanding word: homeward!|
That's what Frodo wanted for all three of them: to feel at home in the Shire and live a full life. And from what we know they were quite successful in doing that.
As for Frodo: I believe that he found a new home, too, in the West. But the completion of his healing process could only take place after he was reunited with his three friends.
Author Reply: Thank you.
I think they all would have missed one another for so long as their separation lasted. But we know that separation did eventually end.
|Cairistiona||Reviewed Chapter: 31 on 1/13/2011|
|Lovely and so very poignant!|
Author Reply: Thank you, dear! I am so glad you enjoyed it.
|Antane||Reviewed Chapter: 31 on 1/12/2011|
|Captures well that terrible yet grace-filled time for Frodo is going to his reward but has to leave so many he loves behind. Le hannon, my dear! Love especially the mention of a smile. :)|
Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
Author Reply: I think the smile is important, that the others know that things are going to be better for him. It's why they are giving him up, after all.
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 31 on 1/12/2011|
|Oh, such a perfect rendition of that scene--no words from Frodo, but that last kiss and smile to carry ever in their breaking hearts....|
Author Reply: Thank you! I often have a mental image of the three of them, silhouetted beneath the sky, purple with stars above and a red sunset beyond the horizon, and no longer a trace of those gray sails anywhere to be seen...
|Raksha The Demon||Reviewed Chapter: 31 on 1/12/2011|
|A sad, beautiful and ultimately hopeful piece; very well done!|
Author Reply: A sad, beautiful and ultimately hopeful...
To me, that's exactly a description of the entire "The Grey Havens" chapter, so thank you for the wonderful compliment. I'm glad you think I was successful in capturing that.