Friday, January 29, 2010

♥Good Advice

While I'm reading a book, everything that I come across in life which in any way, no matter how contrite, will catch my attention. Almost always, I find parallels and similarities in my own life with said story. Does anyone else do that? I guess it's to be expected: when you spend time consumed in anything, it becomes and entwined thing.

So, yeah, Harry Potter has sneaked right into my subconscious. I'm taking the advice he received from those around him and I'm applying it to my life.

"Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time." -Dumbledore
There will always be that person- the one who sniggers at your mistake, the one-upper, the fire spreader... life wouldn't be the same without them, though, would it? They are the ones who teach us (remind us) to be confident, patient, kind.

"I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind... At these times... I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure." -Dumbledore
What I wouldn't give to have one of these little treaures. Blogging would be a piece.of.cake. Communication would be fun! And most of all, I would be able to figure myself out.

"Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it." -Dumbledore
Dear Sarah, feel the pain for a little while. Soon, it shall fade and in it's place you will find a the beauty of happiness and in the future, it will be recognizable in any storm or dark area.

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." -Sirus Black
I shall amend this, just a bit. I'd like to replace inferior and equal with friends and enemies.

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Dumbledore

2 comments: said...

I'm so excited that you're loving Harry Potter! ♥ Reading about all these gems you're seeing for the first time makes me want to go back and read through the series again.

Prairie said...

Harry Potter is pretty dang well my favorite series of books EVER. I love the parallels with Hitler/Voldemort. It's much deeper than the media gives it credit for.

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