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wavemotions:Stir up the fire by Jonathan DeitchThen there was…

wavemotions:

Stir up the fire by Jonathan Deitch

Then there was unrest among the Ainur; but Ilúvatar called to them, and said: ‘I know the desire of your minds that what ye have seen should verily be, not only in your thought, but even as ye yourselves are, and yet other. Therefore I say: Eä! Let these things Be! And I will send forth into the Void the Flame Imperishable, and it shall be at the heart of the World, and the World shall Be; and those of you that will may go down into it.’
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë

(Another version.)

wavemotions:Stir up the fire by Jonathan DeitchThen there was…

sitoutside:Campfire by jesserockwell99 Then there was unrest…

sitoutside:

Campfire
by  jesserockwell99 

Then there was unrest among the Ainur; but Ilúvatar called to them, and said: ‘I know the desire of your minds that what ye have seen should verily be, not only in your thought, but even as ye yourselves are, and yet other. Therefore I say: Eä! Let these things Be! And I will send forth into the Void the Flame Imperishable, and it shall be at the heart of the World, and the World shall Be; and those of you that will may go down into it.’
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë

sitoutside:Campfire
by jesserockwell99

Then there was unrest…

sundxwn: Into The New by Joel Hinkson For the Great Music had…

sundxwn:

Into The New by Joel Hinkson

For the Great Music had been but the growth and flowering of thought in the Timeless Halls, and the Vision only a foreshowing; but now they had entered in at the beginning of Time, and the Valar perceived that the World had been but foreshadowed and foresung, and they must achieve it.
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë

Another representation of this lovely imagery.

sundxwn:
Into The New by Joel Hinkson

For the Great Music had…

nubbsgalore:known informally as asperatus clouds, this…

nubbsgalore:

known informally as asperatus clouds, this atmospheric phenomenon gets its name from the latin aspero, a word used by romans to describe the sea as it was roughened by the cold north wind. though the cause of their formation remains unknown, it is likely that the lumpy, undulating underside of the clouds is a result of warmer, moister air from above meeting colder, dryer air from below, combined with high level wind passing over rolling terrain. despite their ominous appearance, these clouds tend to quickly dissipate.

photos, unless underlined, via the cloud appreciation society by (1) cate kelly in hanmer springs, new zealand; (2) merrick davies in hanmer springs; (3) til l in pioneertown, california; (4) tanis danielson in hanmer springs; (5) lamya deeb in longmont, colorado; (6) witta priester in hanmer springs; (7) laurie richards in hammer springs

But when the Valar entered into Eä they were at first astounded and at a loss, for it was as if naught was yet made which they had seen in vision, and all was but on point to begin and yet unshaped, … … Now the Valar took to themselves shape and hue; and because they were drawn into the World by love of the Children of Ilúvatar, for whom they hoped, they took shape after that manner which they had beheld in the Vision of Ilúvatar, save only in majesty and splendour. Moreover their shape comes of their knowledge of the visible World, rather than of the World itself; and they need it not, save only as we use raiment, and yet we may be naked and suffer no loss of our being. Therefore the Valar may walk, if they will, unclad, and then even the Eldar cannot clearly perceive them, though they be present.
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë

I can see how they clouds might be the initial embodiment of the Valar, if they so choose, while they go about homemaking. Until they settle on their individual raiment of choice.

nubbsgalore:known informally as asperatus clouds, this…

delaneyallen:Pacific Ocean Wave CrashAnd it is said by the Eldar…

delaneyallen:

Pacific Ocean Wave Crash

 

And it is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance else that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë

But mostly Ulmo speaks to those who dwell in Middle-earth with voices that are heard only as the music of water. For all seas, lakes, rivers, fountains and springs are in his government; so that the Elves say that the spirit of Ulmo runs in all the veins of the world. Thus news comes to Ulmo, even in the deeps, of all the needs and griefs of Arda, which otherwise would be hidden from Manwë.
– The Silmarllion, Ainulindalë

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delaneyallen:Pacific Ocean Wave CrashAnd it is said by the Eldar…

morethanphotography:Lyricism Rain by ShihyaKowatari Then Ulmo…

morethanphotography:

Lyricism Rain by ShihyaKowatari

 

Then Ulmo answered: ‘Truly, Water is become now fairer than my heart imagined, neither had my secret thought conceived the snowflake, nor in
all my music was contained the falling of the rain….
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindale

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morethanphotography:Lyricism Rain by ShihyaKowatari

wavemotions:Impetuosity by Clizia ManigrassoThen Ulmo answered:…

wavemotions:

Impetuosity by Clizia Manigrasso

 

Then Ulmo answered: ‘Truly, Water is become now fairer than my heart imagined, neither had my secret thought conceived the snowflake, nor in all my music was contained the falling of the rain….
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindale

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wavemotions:Impetuosity by Clizia ManigrassoThen Ulmo answered:…

morethanphotography:Gocce di pavone by Radeski Now to water had…

morethanphotography:

Gocce di pavone by Radeski

 

Now to water had that Ainu whom the Elves call Ulmo turned his thought, and of all most deeply was he instructed by Ilúvatar in music.
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindale

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morethanphotography:Gocce di pavone by Radeski
Now to water had…