Friday, July 15, 2011


Harry Potter has been part of my life since I was a child. When I first picked up ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ I knew from that moment that my life was changing. But I never thought just how much. It pains me to know that it’s actually coming to an end. But at the same time, it’s not. Harry Potter will forever be in the hearts of millions of people around the world. Harry Potter is unforgettable. Years from now, the Harry Potter legacy will live on, because the people that are loyal to the series now, will hand the books down to their children.

I really don’t think people realize all the life lessons that we learn from the Harry Potter characters.

Neville Longbottom taught us that sometimes you must face your fears and stand up for what you believe in. He taught us how to have courage.

Luna Lovegood taught us that it’s okay to be yourself and not care what other people think about you because if they were true friends they would like the real you. She taught us how to be unique.

Ginevra Weasley taught us that it’s possible to fight off demons on your own, but sometimes you need friends to help you..

Ronald Weasley taught us that even if you have the emotional range of a teaspoon and nasty temper, you will always be needed.

Hermione Granger taught us that it’s not a bad thing to have a thirst for knowledge and research.

Draco Malfoy taught us that everyone makes mistakes, and that no one is completely stonic. He taught us that everyone has feelings.

Bellatrix Lestrange taught us that really are some horrible people in the world. She taught us to be cautious around strangers.

Severus Snape taught us to not judge a book by it’s cover.

Narcissa Malfoy taught us just how important family really is.

Lucius Malfoy taught us how easy it is to become power hungry. He taught us to make sure to always stay grounded.

Albus Dumbledore taught us that there is life beyond death. He taught us to never fear what can’t be escaped.

Molly Weasley taught us that mothers not only have a caring side, but a vicious protective side. She taught us that we can always rely on our mother.

Arthur Weasley taught us that it’s okay to be curious about the unknown.

Fred and George Weasley taught us that even in the most darkest of times, there is light, love, and hope.

Remus Lupin taught us that no matter what happens, there is a way to push through and survive.

Sirius Black taught us to never betray your friends and always remain loyal to those who are loyal to you.

Lord Voldemort taught us that prejudice is all around and there will always be people like him to take things too far because they are against something.. he taught us to be ready for people like that.

Harry Potter taught us that life might not turn out the way you excepted it to, but as long as you never lose sight of the future that you want, anything can happen.

So it doesn’t matter what house you think you belong in.

Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and Slytherins alike will be sitting together watching the last amazing movie of the Harry Potter series that has brought so many people together. We will be sitting in our uniforms, robes, scarfs, time-tuners, hats, gloves, clutching our wands and tissues thinking about how amazing our journey has been.

When the credits roll, I will lift my wand and say, “Mischief Managed” but I think we all know that the journey will never truly be over.

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