Christopher John Reuel Tolkien died on 15 January 2020, at the age of 95, in Draguignan, Var, France.
This day in 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, to Mable Suffield and Arthur Reuel Tolkien. His father’s name would be the name J.R.R. would become famous under some 60 years later, but his heart was in the ancestral home of the Suffield’s in England’s West Midlands. Mabel and Belladonna
Blessed are the legend-makers with their rhyme / of things not found within recorded time.
‘Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass.’
Ars longa, vita brevis? Not for the Elves.