Not the End

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Why is everyone crying about the end of Harry Potter? Are your book and DVD collections disapparating? Probably not. So cry mourn over a loss that isn't there? The books and movies that altered our childhood will always be there for another re-read or re-viewing. They will be here when we have kids! And we can pass on the legacy of Harry, Ron and Hermoine to generations to come! I loved the Viewpoint in today's paper:

"We don’t need more books to remind us what Harry Potter tried to teach us all along.

Dumbledore put it perfectly (as he always did):

“Do not pity the dead, Harry,” he said while in the heavenly version of Kings Cross Station. “Pity the living and above all, those who live without love.”

Isn’t that the point of the series? Isn’t this what J.K. Rowling, David Yates and every other member of the Harry Potter Team wanted us to know?

We must live with love toward our family, even if they’re crazy.

We must live with love toward our friends, even if they’re know-it-alls.

We must live with love toward those we love, even if they’re our best friend’s kid sister.

We must live with love toward our enemies, especially when they’re about to be killed in a cursed fire.

Cheesy, I know, but still true.

Harry Potter will always be more than a movie to our generation.

I’m not saying it created who we are. We did that — we are the writers of our own destiny — but this series will always be a foot of parchment in our well-bound histories.

So, to all you Harry Potter fans with the now retired robes and magic wands, do not mourn for the end of Potter, instead look brightly on the world you have before you and make it as magical as you made Harry Potter.

So, Masters Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs:

Mischief Managed.

More Potter-inspired posts later this week!


  1. Well said. I will continue to sport my Gryffindor tie at church and encourage my future children to attend Hogwarts, my beloved alma mater.

  2. Dumbledore's words were my favorite and as always, full of wisdom.

  3. Finally seeing it tonite with Mitzi and Tara. You've got me excited!


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