“There is a place called ‘heaven’ where the good here unfinished is completed; and where the stories unwritten, and the hopes unfulfilled, are continued. We may laugh together yet.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
From a letter to Michael Tolkien, his son.
[Michael was now an Officer Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.]
9 June 1941 20 Northmoor Road, Oxford
(Thank you Tom, for sharing.)
Yet I know that good is coming to me – the good is always coming; though few have at all times the simplicity and the courage to believe it. What we call evil, is the only and best shape, which, for the person and his condition at the time, could be assumed by the best good. And so, farewell.
It is only in Him that the soul has room. In knowing Him is life and gladness. The secret of your own heart you can never know; but you can know Him who knows its secret.
— George MacDonald
The Seaboard Parish, Chapter 13