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Self-Medication (Faramir, Éowyn)

Facets of Faramir: Writer
Poetic Forms: Sonnet
Scientific achievement: Pharmacy

Dwimordene and Aliana asked what would happen if Faramir saw what Denethor saw in the palantír. But he's already seen it in his dreams.



Over the years he devised many tricks to distract from the fact of imminent annihilation, the dream-brought knowledge that not even the virtuous survive the end of the world.

Music helped; fast finger-exercises transmuting conscious thought into muscle-memory. Words were better; ever-increasing mastery of complex tongues and forms. Meditations on the natural world. Rainbow sunsets to persuade him of a world beyond death.

One ash day, his strategies fall in ruins. Then she walks into the garden. If you live, he thinks, artless as a schoolboy, there is still life.

Self has limits - but beyond the self is infinite.


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