Life is but a Dream - "Hold fast to dream ..for if dreams die Life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly" Langston Hughes "Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to loose". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rHqV3YMTP8
Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that die deserve life, and some that live deserve death. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play, for good or ill, before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.