StarSpray (silverstarspray) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Petrology Challenge: Marble - Carving

Title: Carving
Author: SilverStarSpray
Characters/Pairing: Eärendil, Tuor
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.

Eärendil watched his father watch one of Gondolin’s best sculptors chip away with delicate chisels at a nearly-finished statue of a beautiful woman with long hair that flowed like water around her shoulders – she was Uinen, and the sculpture was a commissioned gift for the anniversary of Tuor and Idril’s marriage.

Tuor laughed and said he wished he could create such beauty – but his efforts at shaping stone were clumsy, at best.

Eärendil had no interest in metal or stone. He much preferred to carve little wooden ships and set them sailing across the fountains, pretending they were the sea.
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