I am so hyped today! It’s Harry Potter’s 36th birthday and J.K. Rowling’s 51st birthday!
Happy birthday, you two! ❤
It also happens to be the day of the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! I have not acquired it as of yet, but I will be buying it as soon as possible. Can’t wait to read it… I was actually at a bookstore yesterday for the midnight release; it was fantastic spending time with other fans, competing in trivia contests and chatting up a storm.
Here’s a little thing that I thought was fitting for today. By no means is it a complete list of how much the Harry Potter books and world impacted me, but it’s just a little thank you to the characters I spent my childhood (and many more years to come!) with. 🙂
to Hermione, for teaching me that friendship and bravery are just as powerful as books and cleverness;
to Ron, for showing that loyalty is best type of courage (and also to never mess with him in chess!);
to Dumbledore, for teaching me that it does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live;
to Neville, for proving that even the gentlest of people can be the most powerful;
to Luna, for being a comforting, albeit eccentric, beam of light in the midst of darkness;
to Ginny, for showing me anything’s possible if you’ve enough nerve;
to Molly and Arthur, for taking in Harry as their own and giving us hope in good people;
to Lupin, for being just about the greatest Defense Against the Dark Arts professor ever and watching over Harry when no one else could;
to Sirius, for teaching me that the ones we love never truly leave us;
to Snape, for proving that even the most sullen people are not always as they seem (okay come on, that was a really good pun, you guys!);
to Lily and James, for showing me the true power of love;
to Dobby, for always being there when people needed help;
and finally, to Harry James Potter, for teaching me that in the end, all will be well.
Now, I’ll be returning to my Harry Potter movie marathon. Have a lovely rest of the weekend, everyone!