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We May Laugh Together Yet (J.R.R. Tolkien Portrait)
We May Laugh Together Yet (J.R.R. Tolkien Portrait)
We May Laugh Together Yet (J.R.R. Tolkien Portrait)
We May Laugh Together Yet (J.R.R. Tolkien Portrait)

We May Laugh Together Yet (J.R.R. Tolkien Portrait)

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$13.00
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$13.00

Watercolor portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien accompanied by a hand-lettered quote from one of Tolkien's letters to his son Michael.

I have pages of Tolkien's letters to his sons copied down in my commonplace books and have found much solace in them over the years. Tolkien wrote to Christopher and Michael through the global chaos and uncertainty of WWII and into his declining years of old age. These letters feel like snippets of transparent vision into his life, eccentricities, frailty, dreams, and wisdom. Most importantly, perhaps, they disclose a man persistent in hope despite the ugly realities of doubt and warfare and monotony.

TEXT:
There is a place called ‘heaven’ where the good here unfinished is completed; and where the stories unwritten, and the hopes unfulfilled, are continued. We may laugh together yet.

This listing is for a fine art print of an original watercolor painting by Bryana Joy. The artwork is printed on 300 gsm archival quality watercolor paper measuring 5x7 inches. Please allow 2-4 business days for this item to ship.