07-28-2007 05:35 AM
Hedwig, Harry's beloved, sometimes temperamental, but always loyal, snowy-white, amber eyed owl.
Mad-Eye Moody, with his magical, fascinating, and sometimes creepy electric-blue eye-ball. "Constant vigilance!," was his motto.
Fred Weasly, the other half of the tricky, mischievous, dynamic duo. Fred and George could always make us laugh, even in the darkest of situations. When George lost an ear, the first thing that came out of his mouth was a joke. George without Fred just doesn't feel right. We all loved them, and now that Fred is gone, things just aren't the same.
But perhaps the saddest of all the losses is that of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks. Killed at the hands of Voldomort's Death Eaters. They were starting a new life together. Having gotten married and having had their first baby. Now, Teddy Remus Lupin must grow up without ever knowing his parents.
But these losses are all part of the experience. The experience of the final chapter in this truly epic tale of our beloved hero, the noble, the chivalrous, the brave, the completely selfless and truly great Harry Potter.
I'm sure the deepest sadness felt among us all is of the loss of our beloved series. The realization, the shock that it's really over. That this is it, the end, there will be no more. I'm sure that many of us, I being one of them, didn't want to read the book. A part of us did want to read it of course, wanted to find out how it finally ended. Burning to know how Voldomort was finally defeated. But the other part of us wanted to hide the book. To never read it. For as long as we didn't read it, it wouldn't be over for us, at least not now.
But as much as we didn't want it to end, we persevered, to join Harry, Ron, and Hermione on their final adventure.
It's all been an incredible journey. A wonderful, fantastic, amazing, magical journey. One that can never be experienced again. But all though the series has ended, we must fight to keep Harry Potter alive! Never let him be forgotten, so that others can experience the euphoria we have felt.
But all though future generations may come to love the series as much as we have, WE are the lucky few who can say, "We were there!" We were there when this incredible series, this epic phenomenon all started and when it ended.
And because we are here, we will always be Harry Potter fans, for now and forever more. We've been loyal to the end and always will be. And I don't believe there ever has, nor ever will be, a story that could ever be as good as, that could ever possibly compare, to that of the Boy Who Lived, and who will live on through us. And the most important thing we've learned from this phenomenal story, is that no matter haw scared, young, or inexperienced you may be, you can still change the world and become a hero.
07-28-2007 09:02 PM - edited 07-28-2007 09:09 PM
Message Edited by harrypotterrocksmyworld on 07-28-2007 06:09 PM
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07-30-2007 08:17 PM
I feel like I have closed another chapter in my life. I've felt like this with every major life event, graduating from high school, then college, then getting married and now having children. With the ending of each chapter a new one always began, but now, I'm not sure what's next. I don't know what my next chapter will be.
I joined the Harry series a little late in the game. It was five years ago right after the birth of my 1st child. A new friend of mine suggested that I read it. I've never been much of a reader, I've only ever read what was assigned (what I was required to read). I NEVER read just for the fun of it. As a child, I was labeled a "slow" reader. It was such an embarrassment for me, I had always excelled at everything I tried. I felt so stigmatized that I just shied away from reading all together.
But then came Harry Potter. Everyone was talking about it, but I just didn't have the courage to read it. I finally gave in. I think a part of me was curious as to what all the fuss was about, but I think the main reason I borrowed my friend's book and started turning the pages was because I wanted to feel young and somewhat normal again. Having a baby will do that to you. Your up to your elbows in diapers, applesauce and spit-up, and although you love your baby with all of your heart, a part of you needs an escape -- a place of excitement and wonder. For me, that was the Harry Potter series.
I will miss all of my friends from the pages of JK. I will miss my late nights reading with a glass of wine. I will miss my discussions with my friend - debating if Harry is or isn't a Horcrux or if Snape is good or bad. In short, I will miss it all. But I'm comforted, knowing that Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione are right there with me, right now -- raising their children as best as they know how.
I look forward to sharing this inspiring series with my children. Until then, I'll be searching for something to escape to, all the while knowing that NOTHING will ever be as brilliant.