Not to be cheesy, but it was magical. At the time, books 1 and 2 were out, so I read the first one, then promptly forced my mom to pick up the second one. From then on, I was obsessed. I went to the midnight releases, I waited in the lines, I imagined what would happen and how it would happen and now it's over.
It's really over and part of me is still in shock of it all. But the other part of me is overwhelmed with knowing that I experienced something astounding. Because I grew up with a series, with a group of witches and wizards that changed my life.
I filmed a vlog last night/this morning, right after watching the movie, but it's mostly me incoherently babbling about how lost I felt, but also how emotionally charged I was and still am. Harry Potter has honestly been one of the most important things in my life. Some might think that's crazy to say, but I don't, because I lived with it, grew up with it, and now will go on with the memory of it.
This is most likely my last Harry Potter post for a while because the series is over. I've said all I can say without giving you a novel. And I'm happy with how it all ended. It truly is the end of an era, but I'm lucky to have experienced it. I don't think other generations can really know the feeling that Harry Potter gives to so many older teens and people in the their early 20's. We've lived these books, desperately waited for the next installment, then saw our magical world come to life on the screen. And it was amazing.
Now, as I always do, I'll leave you with a Harry Potter video; a tribute, set to 'End of an Era' by the wonderful wizard rocker Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls.