Imagine yourself curled up in a corner, grief stricken on the continuous disappointments that you have faced in life and bereaved of any hope at all. You have nothing to call your own except for the affection of some; but then love cannot take you very far in life, can it?
You know what you should do? Pick up Harry Potter and give it an intent read.
Because only then you will realize that love is an emotion so strong that it can rebound the mightiest of spells.You will come to understand that affluence is no yardstick to judge a family’s well being. The Weasleys show us that happiness is simply a function of the cocoon of affection that shades the family. You will begin to appreciate the prowess of humor, that even a small joke holds the strength to appease the soul in face of mortal danger. You will realize that no individual is an open book, very often we let our preconceptions dominate our opinion of others. Needless to say, a faulty premise will lead to erroneous conclusions.
It will teach you to bear that each one is human, thus, is bound to err. Howsoever shocking it may seem, even Dumbledore being Dumbledore could have been flawed. No creature is above another, as inconsequential an individual may be to us, mistreating them can force them to take actions that may prove fatal to us. Kreacher is a standing evidence to this. A reflection of your innermost desires is no more than an illusion and opting to fall prey to the lure of such a mirror will lead only to misery.
Oh and finally wizardry how so much advanced it may be, can still not undo death and the pain that follows.
I am revisiting the series after five years and on my second stint with Harry Potter, I am coming upon many a new insights that I had overlooked the first time. Harry Potter is not simply a children’s book built on a premise of sorcery, it is much deeper than that. It is once said in the book
Words in my humble opinion, are the most inexhaustible source of magic that we have.
Once you read this book, you will find this true because it will definitely leave you enchanted.
Oh if you still don’t believe me, all I can say is that I wish I could hold you under a confounding charm (if there were one) and make you read Harry Potter.