The Passing of the Elves and the Harrowing of the Little People — by J.R.R. Tolkien

Here of late, I have been spending time at home (where I live alone in the growing shade of my late years) visiting the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien’s epic fantasy in three parts — The Lord of the Rings volumes, were published just after the end of the Second World War. Those of us who were born in the 1940s and ’50s were presented with these amazing tales in our early 20s, and they were so good, they were memorialized in four films — The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The