Tolkien has spread little jewels of wisdom throughout The Lord of the Rings. And this one said through the voice and character of Lady Galadriel speaks of hope. A hope that even though we have nothing or little influence in the world; that we are neither wealthy nor attractive nor famous; that no matter how small we are in the overall scheme of things, we can make a DIFFERENCE. We can effect CHANGE. A single small stone thrown on a pond can create ever widening ripples.