Image used under Creative Commons - Original belongs to SaladySo this isn’t so much a Think About It Thursday post as it’s a I Love Harry Potter post, but whatever.
Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone was released in 1997 and I was a mere 9 years old. I picked up the series around the time The Prisoner of Azkaban came out (1999) and I fell in love with the magic and wonder. Harry Potter has been a huge part of my childhood and, in a way, I feel like Harry, Ron, and Hermione grew up with me. The characters are a part of my life and it’s crazy that the beginning of the end starts tonight.
I remember when I went to the midnight release for the Deathly Hallows book and I promptly returned home to devour it. I forced myself to stop reading it because I didn’t want it to end; I didn’t want to lose Harry, Ron, and Hermione forever.
At midnight tonight, I’ll be going to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – pt. 1 and part of me is uber excited – I’m talking geektastically happy about it – but another part of me is overwhelmingly sad about it. This is the beginning of the end. It means that my childhood is truly over (I’m 22 now, so it should technically already be over) and I’m not sure if I’m prepared for that.
So, what are your thoughts about the beginning of the end? Are you excited? Happy? A little sad?
Has there been a book, movie, etc. that has been a HUGE part of your life?