I’d always wanted to write down how Harry Potter made made my childhood special. When I was a kid, I found the stories and characters so magical. I still remember the days when it used to air on TV so many times but at that time I ‘just watched them’. As I grew old, I understood the plot and the stories became so clear. After that I was totally obsessed with it. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t read other books or enjoy other movies but the world of Harry Potter was something special to me.
The series and world that JK Rowling created truly is magical and easy to get lost in. It has vibrant and interesting characters. The stories have a depth that frankly we don’t see enough of. I have watched the movie so many times both in English and in my native language Tamil and yet I find something new and interesting hidden details every time. My favorite series was ‘The chamber of secrets’ and ‘The Deadly Hallows’!! uses
I used to scribble everything related to harry potter on any piece of paper, school books, craft papers, hands and what not. I even made a separate notebook for HP drawings.
And this drawing is my favorite. That’s because I loved the way hermione narrated the story of ‘The Tale Of Three Brothers’. The moral of the story was simply amazing- to be humble in your desires. The only brother whose wish was truly fulfilled by Death is the brother who wished to be shielded from Death. He does not use his wish to have everlasting life either, when he reached old age, he took off his invisibility cloak and “greeted Death as an old friend.” He lived an honest, happy life, and died a peaceful death. His brothers, who wished to cheat Death (and life) were murdered and committed suicide respectively. Their fates show that grand, unnatural desires will only result in unpleasant lives and unnatural deaths. Happiness comes from simple, honest living.
I even took a lot of pintouts from the internet and purchased anything related to harry potter.
Here comes my clay modeling ( I made it a long time ago)
Me and my sister even did a mug painting 🙂
I admired how all the characters developed. The boy who lived under the cupboard, all alone , shunned by his relative turned out to be the greatest fighter and bravest hero. The nerdiest girl who was mocked out as mudblood was the most intelligent and loveable friend of them. I really loved how all the so called ‘dark characters’ in the beginning turned out to be the hero at the end. Yes, I’m talking about the great ‘Sirius Nnape’ and also characters like Draco Malfoy.
It has so many inspiring quotes that I don’t have to consult the books when someone asks for some of my favorite HP quotes. I knew them by heart.
“It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”-Albus Dumbledore
It had taught me more about friendship, love and life in general.
Now I’m over it. I haven’t watched or read it for so many years. Think I lost my childhood, LOL! But still if someone ask me whether I like happy potter “After all this time?”- my answer would be yes, “Always!”