To be small and clever and cute would be the ideal to which everyone would aspire and I'd be the exemplary model who would be showered with accolades . . . and . .
*bites his lip*
And there has to be room for everyone, now, mustn't there? I suppose one ideal would leave those who couldn't match up feeling inferior . . . scorned even . . . even mistreated. Because that's what people do when they uphold a singular ideal to model their lives upon, isn't it?
*looks down at his hand clenched around the Ring*
And that's the way of Rings of Power, isn't it? To enforce one way of being upon all.
*looks up at Iorhael*
Even between such an agreeably matched couple as we are. Those little points of difference are as important as what seems so similar between us. And the Ring would brook none of them, would it?