First let me start by saying, my favorite book series has to be Harry Potter.
Not because I am a weirdo, but because I really believe that Harry Potter shaped my life.
And, it is my favorite love story.
I would spend summer after summer reading & re-reading the books.
These books gave me an idea of adventure, of friendship, & of love.
Not mention the hope that one day I'd get a owl with a letter from Professor McGonnagal about my acceptance to Hogwarts.
These books were filled with magic, mystery, sadness, & the bravery to overcome.
I love these books because of the way they teach readers to love, to believe, & to form friendships.
I also love it because of JK Rowling's dedication to the books, to continuing the story, and to inspire the love of reading in everyone.
The point of this post is to point out something I found on one of my fave HP blogs
Hermione’s Patronus is an otter, J.K. Rowling’s favorite animal. Otters are known for their playfulness and intelligence. The otter also is in the same family as the weasel, which is the origin of the surname Weasley
Ron’s Patronus is a Jack Russel Terrier, which J.K. Rowling has said to have as a pet. Jack Russel Terriers are known for their loyalty and protectiveness, and have a lively, energetic, almost hyperactive personality. They are also particularly noted for chasing otters into deep water.
I know that not everything in life is perfect this way, but I love how these books set up a believable fate.
The suspension of reality is just enough where I can believe in magic and yet still believe that they are governed by the same coincidences & fates as we are.
I love this part especially because I find often that it is the coincidences that mean the most to us when we form relationships. We associate coincidence with fate in our day to day lives...some of us use these things to make decisions. We give great credit to the things we can't control.
My idea on the path of one's life was developed through Harry Potter, LOST, and many other works of fiction. Because, when we create a world of our own, we often elaborate on the truths of reality.
It may sound weird, but it's true.
Ron & Hermione are my favorite couple, Ginny & Harry are the next
(although I was always routing for Harry & Luna)
Such care was taken to create these lives to identify with...I love it!
Am I totally weird?here!