To abide in your core, more intimate to yourself than your own mind, is incredible freedom and joy.
I like to think that all the elves from Valinor were a bit naive to the world. Living sheltered lives before arriving to Middle Earth. Which is why I think Maedhros just agreed to meer Morgoth. He was taught diplomacy & negotiation & naively assumed that Morgoth still abided by this being a Vala and all. It must have been a slap in face for him when instead Morgoth went, “Lol…no. We aint in Valinor any more” It must have been a reality check for alot of people actually. Even Fingolfin’s people w