On Weird Waking Thoughts

I have strange thoughts as I wake up. This morning was no different. I’m writing this, just so it’s down.

The Ents.

What sort of metaphysical philosophy would they believe in? Do Ents have an afterlife? Do Ents believe they have an afterlife? Are they doomed to walk Middle-Earth forever, and in time be forgot?

In Middle-Earth Elves have physical immortality but no spiritual immortality. It’s reversed for humans — no physical immortality, but spiritual immortality in the Halls of Mandos.

Ents? Dwarves? I have no idea.

I wonder if Tolkien ever considered the matter.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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