Just had another experience which taught me how such small things can lift one’s spirits when one’s feeling out of sorts. I was randomly going through some old websites I used to browse through, and I came across something I’d posted and forgotten about, in dumbledoresnotdead.com, two years back, when Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince movie was released. On my views about the movies, I’d written,
It has been nearly 3 yrs now since Deathly Hallows released and yet I cant believe the deaths of all those beloved characters in the last 2 books. After Deathly Hallows I could not bring myself to read the first 5 books again, every new character, every joke shared, every new joy reminded me of the losses which would be incurred later. It seems silly, after all, Harry Potter was just a book, a series, fiction! And yet, I dont think any of us here will ever call J.K Rowling’s creation JUST a book. Somehow the movies have never sufficiently managed to capture the magic for me, for I suppose our imaginations are never alike. But hopefully they will continue to keep up the spirit of the wizarding world alive always, so it acts as a solace even to us Muggles!
And I saw the post following mine today, and Siena, from Nottingham, UK, had written,
Maithri I totally agree! I know David Haber said somewhere that we can always reanimate those characters who died by opening an earlier volume or chapter of the series and they would start breathing again for us. As much as I would love this to be true I am afraid it isn’t for me. i think the only persons for whom the characters are still alive are those who haven’t yet opened “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”… and how do I envy them! This moment when Harry breaks through the barrier between platform 9 and 10 is such a milestone – lucky you whose journey lies still ahead! The film actually covers this scene beautifully.
And no, Maithri, it doesn’t seem silly at all – the books are part of all uf us who took the ride with Harry.
And I felt so absurdly happy to discover anew that one can have “kindred spirits” across the world, and know the feeling when someone echoes one’s thoughts exactly!
P.S: Yes, I know it seems overly optimistic to expect the message to reach her, but I’m sure that she’ll get a bit of happiness from somewhere or the other, ‘coz isn’t it nice to think that the universe ultimately passes on all prayers,blessings ,and thank you’s to the right destination? ( And fulfils the first law of thermodynamics that way, as well. -_-)