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Standing Silence

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Standing Silence[1] was a custom of the Gondorians to stand in a moment of silence, facing west, before meals. As Faramir told Frodo Baggins in Henneth Annûn, "We look toward Númenor that was, and beyond to Elvenhome that is, and to that which is beyond Elvenhome and will ever be."[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Window on the West"