At first I was just going to post a picture and say a few things about Harry Potter, but I’ve decided to do a whole post. Even though there’s already a million of them out there and I’m not going to say anything that hasn’t already been said better by others. But I wanted to tell my Harry Potter story and say goodbye in my own way.
I unfortunately didn’t read the series until two years ago when my husband finally talked me into it. My goal was to read them before the July release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It was June so I thought I would be cutting it very close. That was silly of me, because I devoured them in less than two weeks. Sometimes I regret not being one of the people who grew up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. I’m the perfect age, I was 9 when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone came out, but yet it took me 12 years to finally read them. I guess that’s also a good thing, I didn’t have to wait agonizing years between the books, but I still regret it.
Even though these characters haven’t been a part of my life that long, I still love them so much and I hold the stories so dear. We all know how it ends, and we all knew this day was coming, but I think the thing I am most sad about is that I will never again sit in a theater for 2 hours with Bellatrix and Sirius dueling in front of us while waiting for midnight and Harry to come (yes, this really does happen…in full costume too, every time). I’m going to miss the community, the excitement of something new. I’m not going to miss Harry and rest of my favorite characters, because I will always have the books to open back up and fall into all over again.
So while I am pretty broken up about this being the end, I am also terribly excited to see the movie. I think I am going to cry an embarrassing amount and that my husband will make fun of me (but I think he will be very sad, too). Tonight while I’m depressed I’m going try to keep what J.K. Rowling said in mind and be excited about that.
I saw this video on Novel Thoughts yesterday and of course it made me cry…
This is going to be a emotional roller coaster of a night, but have fun!