“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
okay but can we talk about the acorn could be interpreted as a symbol for thorin.
because if thorin had never gone on his quest, then bilbo would never have found the ring. and if thorin had never given bilbo the mithril shirt, then frodo would’ve died in moria. and if bilbo had never come with thorin, he’d never have found sting. and if thorin never reclaimed erebor, sauron would have the mountain and the north would never have survived the war of the ring.