ok this popped into my head and I have to make sure I don’t forget it but—but—the Teleri host was SO BIG and I imagine elwe and olwe being kinda paranoid about accidentally forgetting people and people getting left by the wayside because there’s just so many to keep track of! and people keep breaking off on purpose (like lenwe!) and they have to make sure only the right people leave and no one gets swept along in the current who doesn’t actually want to go.
So they make extra sure to know personally as many people as possible so no one gets left behind, and they’ve got this intense system set up and get regular reports of how many people they have and did they lose anyone and is everyone still here yes ok good ok ok we can move out again re-group at checkpoint b!
Middle Earth History Meme: [1/3] Races: Ents
“If thou hadst thy will what wouldst thou reserve?” said Manwe. “Of all thy realm what dost thou hold dearest?” All have their worth,” said Yavanna, “and each contributes to the worth of the others. But the kelvar can flee or defend themselves, whereas the olvar that grow cannot. And among these I hold trees dear. Long in the growing, swift shall they be in the felling, and unless they pay toll with fruit upon their bough little mourned in their passing. So I see in my thought, would that the trees might speak on behalf of all things that have roots, and punish those that wrong them!” […]
Then Manwë awoke, and he went down to Yavanna upon Ezellohar, and he sat beside her beneath the Two Trees. And Manwë said: ‘O Kementári, Eru hath spoken, saying: “Do then any of the Valar suppose that I did not hear all the Song, even the least sound of the least voice? Behold! When the Children awake, then the thought of Yavanna will awake also, and it will summon spirits from afar, and they will go among the kelvar and the olvar, and some will dwell therein, and be held in reverence, and their just anger shall be feared. For a time: while the Firstborn are in their power, and while the Secondborn are young.”
[…]”In the forests shall walk the Shepherds of the Trees!”
"My dear Emma, have you never at any time had reason to think that he admired her, or that she admired him?”