Preliminary Thoughts

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OK. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Voronwë. I think, as this is a chapter that raises a multitude of issues, not least what it means to be an Elf, a brief precis would inure me from spiralling off into analytical minutiae from the beginning.

Now all I have to do is present that short description...

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I look forward to the short description, but even more to the eventual spiraling off into analytical minutiae.
A great tree may outlive many a Man, and may remember the seed from which it came ere all the Men that now walk the earth were yet unborn, but the rind upon which you lay your hand, and the leaves which overshadow you, are not as that seed was, nor as the dry wood shall be that decays into the mould or passes in flame. And other trees there are that stand about each different in growth and in shape, according to the chances of their lives, though all be akin, offspring of one yet older tree and sprung therefore from a single seed of long ago.
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Please accept my apologies for the hiatus. Real life has intruded.
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It has a way of doing that!
A great tree may outlive many a Man, and may remember the seed from which it came ere all the Men that now walk the earth were yet unborn, but the rind upon which you lay your hand, and the leaves which overshadow you, are not as that seed was, nor as the dry wood shall be that decays into the mould or passes in flame. And other trees there are that stand about each different in growth and in shape, according to the chances of their lives, though all be akin, offspring of one yet older tree and sprung therefore from a single seed of long ago.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Dangweth Pengolod

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