My name is Valaraen Avariquen. I have lived out my life happily, peacefully in Lórien, away from the outside world. My life has been long, longer than the lives of many men and their descendants, but I had yet to visit the realm outside of our peaceful golden retreat.
I felt that I needed to learn not from ancient books and scrolls, diagrams and drawings, pictures and stories. I could not deny the need to venture out, meet the people of whom I’d read.
I write letters to Lórien of the beauty and horror, the thoughts and angst, the turmoil and agony and fear, but also the beauty and accomplishment and wonder. I write to share this life I’ve chosen for myself, with those I know and love.
I write letters to Rivendell to share my life as I’ve returned Lothlórien, my experiences underground in Moria, and the story of my life in the past.
You, too, are welcome to follow my life and my adventure, for good or for bad. I hope you find my postcards from Middle Earth as interesting as I am sure my friends, family and loved ones in Lórien, and now Rivendell, find them.