I’m not a J.R.R. Tolkien fanatic, but I found this letter written by him in the last year of his life intriguing; not only for what it contained, but also because it illustrates how deeply he still reflected on his stories, and how much they had become a part of him; a continuing dream world that had become real in some way.
“As for the Entwives: I do not know. … But I think…it is plain that there would be for the Ents no re-union in ‘history’, but Ents and their wives being rational creatures would find some earthly paradise until the end of this world…maybe they shared the hope that they were ‘not bound forever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.’” …. [Letters, 419 (#338)]