Having learned to distrust even themselves, the Elves recognise that wisdom is wider than any single philosophy or worldview, however well-informed. Therefore, when Boromir derides his own folk tradition as old and far-fetched – ‘for the most part old wives’ tales, such as we tell to our children’ – Celeborn admonishes him, saying Oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know. To Elves like Celeborn, the wisdom of another tradition, like that of Gondor, is just as worthy of attention as their own
Chapter 7 - 'The Elves'
To be published by Oloris Publishing on 18th November.