“ It is not that Tolkien seems to have ‘believed in’ elves exactly, in the sense that Peter Pan means when he asks us to clap our hands. It is more that he seems to have loved the idea of them so much that he wanted to talk about them all the time, as if by talking about them, he could almost bring them into existence. Like a teenager with a crush on someone, like a sentimentalist with a grand ideal. ”

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Jenny Turner, 'Reasons for Liking Tolkien' (via bisexualpatroclus)

like a teenager with a crush on someone who is an elf. exactly like that

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