Timeless Thoughts is a monthly linkup hosted by Georgie and Tara, where you write about something you miss from your past – an item, a place, an event, anything. Timeless Thoughts is held on the first Saturday of the month, and runs for two weeks.
Just so you know, Harry Potter is truly alive and kicking and still inspiring young minds even in 2015. However, there is still this feeling I miss when it comes to Harry Potter and that’s when each book/film came out for the first time.
I am huge Harry Potter fan. I remember the first time I read Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone in primary school and I couldn’t put it down. It was around the time my reading teacher was telling me that I should be reading 3 pages a night. B*tch, where? I devoured that book in one night and the rest was history.
J.K. Rowling had me wanting to whiz down Diagon Alley, play Quidditch and sincerely hope that I would receive my Hogwarts acceptance letter when I turned 11 (I’m still waiting). The fantastical creatures that she created and the characters she portrayed amazed me, and she is one of the reasons I wanted to become a writer from such a young age. She’s magical, man.
What I miss is the first time a new Harry Potter book/film came out. Seriously, does anyone else miss the feeling of excitement knowing that a new instalment is coming and it’s something fresh/new/exciting . You have no idea what’s coming and it makes you feel all tingly and as soon as that book is in your hands, you’re jumping up and down like a giddy fangirl/boy. Best. Feeling. Ever.
When you crack open the book for the first time and read a few pages and you might cry because omg, I’m reading more of Harry’s adventures and I wish I was there and Lordt, Rowling is ASDFGHJKL;’\
I remember going to the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 midnight premiere and crying when the film was finished. I remember the whole audience burst into applause when the film was over and there were so many emotions running through the room. That’s what I miss – because there will never be another completely fresh new Harry Potter book/film because the series is done. That part of the HP world is complete for us and although there are other things coming out (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them; The Cursed Child), it doesn’t feel the same.
Whilst I can never experience the joy and wonder and awe from reading a new HP book again, I can still read it and feel a sense of thrill because J.K. Rowling is amazing like that.