To be honest I always get a little emotional whenever I hear Peter Hollens’ renditions of ‘May It Be’ & ‘Into The West’ because I imagine that at the end of Legolas’ journey, when he’s finally seen as many worlds as he can and made as many friends as possible — when he’s finally satisfied — that he will build his ship and load it up with every gift he’s been given and can leave knowing he’s touched as many hearts as his own has been touched. He’ll go with countless blessings of many people from faraway worlds, and he will sail, though somewhat sad, but at true peace. Because deep down his friends may be dead or far away, but their souls are forever entwined in the memories they made together, and he will keep them safe in his heart forever. And when he reaches the shores, he will be greeted by Tauriel, Oropher, and his mother, and they will embrace him and he will remember that there is always someone waiting for him. And he will be happy.
Traveling will be a chapter in his life that has ended, but the next story to unfold is waiting in the arms of three of the most important people in his life. He could not bring his father for Thranduil much loved the Greenwood and refuses to leave, but he will know his father is doing what he thinks is best for himself. And though Legolas will leave behind his rock — his piece of mind — he goes ever still with even Thranduil’s blessing on his crowned head.
He will be happy.