O n d i n e ( P a r a c e l s o T h e o r y )
entelecheia — in the philosophy of Aristotle, the condition of a thing whose essence is fully realized [x]
Today in Middle-Earth: Gollum seizes the Ring and falls in the Cracks of Doom (March 25th, 3019 T.A.).
‘Precious, precious, precious!’ Gollum cried. ‘My Precious! O my Precious!’ And with that, even as his eyes were lifted up to gloat on his prize, he stepped too far, toppled, wavered for a moment on the brink, and then with a shriek he fell. Out of the depths came his last wail Precious, and he was gone.
There was a roar and a great confusion of noise. Fires leaped up and licked the roof. The throbbing grew to a great tumult, and the Mountain shook. Sam ran to Frodo and picked him up and carried him out to the door. And there upon the dark threshold of the Sammath Naur, high above the plains of Mordor, such wonder and terror came on him that he stood still forgetting all else, and gazed as one turned to stone.
from The Fellowship of the Ring
John Howe and Alan Lee
Ludovic Florent's series “Poussières d’étoiles” (Stardust).
This is fucking gorgeous