Dumbledore Says…

Dumbledore-- light

I am a huge Harry Potter fan.  (Yes, you may have noticed a reference or two.)  I really identify with Hermione– from the books and the first movie, before they made her hair all sleek.  (Not that there’s anything wrong with sleek hair, it just makes it harder for me to relate.  Remember?)

In addition to wishing I could cast spells (I once pretended to unlock a drawer with a chopstick and an “Alohomora!” to which my brother, clever one that he is, promptly replied, “I’m a nerd-a!”  true dat…), I also think that the books have some really great lessons.  And who amongst all the characters is wiser than Albus Dumbledore?

No one!  That’s who!

The quotation above is one of my favorites, but there are so many.  One of the main reasons I look forward to having kids someday (in addition to love and joy and other feelings, blah, blah, blah…) is because I really, really want to read the entire Harry Potter series out loud.  Really.

With my central theme for the week being the idea of light, I thought this was appropriate.  And with that, I’m off to Mexico tomorrow to bask in light of magnificent proportions– hasta la vista!


(Also, trying not to get my hopes up too high (too late), but after Mexico we head to Florida for a few days (I know, my life, right?!) and there is a chance that we may have the opportunity to drive to Orlando for a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  OMG!)

2 thoughts on “Dumbledore Says…

  1. Love that quote 😉
    Have you read “Echoes of Eden”? I think I already asked you this but am reminded again w this post- you’ll see why!
    Have a great time on your travels

  2. A short story, if you want one. Like many families, Harry Potter was/is special for us. I took my oldest to see the first couple movies. After that we saw them separately, not in the theaters. Eventually we read the books, again not simultaneously. As I caught up to him it was fun, so many things to talk about. To jointly love and hate the same characters. One of the best moments as a mom was when my oldest informed me so many year later of when the last movie was to air and that “we should finish what we started.” To be invited! We saw it in Fairbanks at 12:10am. Even thought I’d already read the story, it was magical.

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