Thursday, July 21, 2011

Platform# 9 3/4

Accio Happiness !!  
Wouldn't it be lovely if we could  summon anything and everything just like that!
For those unaware(although I think that community doesn't exists ;) ), this is a Summoning Charm  (as used/referred in Harry Potter movie/book series). Accio is a latin word, meaning 'I call' or 'I summon'.
Last Saturday (7/16),  I had my last date (unless J K Rowling thinks otherwise) with the Harry Potter series. And how wonderful it was to bid goodbye to Harry potter and co. in 3D. To be frank I have never been a fan of 3D movies. This as it occurs to me was my 3rd movie in 3D (the other being, 'Narnia : The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' and 'Gulliver's Travels') and it seems this third dimension has failed to put any interest in my mind. If anything, the 3D glasses proved a bit frustrating as it looked there was a wall keeping me from enjoying the movie as much as I would have done otherwise.
So if you are still thinking why a post on the Potter boy, well for one I am too obsessed with Potter and co. (as people around me would know already ;) ) and the other would be clear with the length of the post.
For those of you who had a brush with Potter series books/movies, did you ever imagined yourself in any of the roles? I think may be not, the imagination of J K Rowling came out to be a best seller. This is something that goes beyond 'imagination runs wild'. It seems out of this world to have actually thought of such a plot, especially if we mention the kind of characters and names (apart from the story-line).
If you are a kind of person who imagines himself/herself in place of movie stars when they show up onscreen, I am sure the imaginations would would be at top speed here as well !! Why cant you be a Harry Potter (with all the tags of 'Chosen One' and someone who survived the Killing Curse twice) or a Dumbledore (with all the world' knowledge and more than a perfect guide to Potter) or a Voldemort (arguably one of the most powerful/dangerous Wizards ever known and someone who was feared by quite a handful)? The answer would simply be dependent on your choice. Its not what fate makes us to be, its what we make ourselves in to...courtesy, our choices and decisions.
It surely wasn't the prophecy alone that made Harry what he was, it was his will and choices that he turned out to be an admiration even in between people who never liked him for a start (a reference to Draco Malfoy and the scene in 7th book when these two faces each other at 9 3/4, right at the end). It is the choices that we make in our life that makes us what we are, with a touch of fate and a pinch of fortune.
Think about it; if you have all the world' knowledge (at least in your field) and experience but still are a down-to-earth person you would befit a Dumbledore. If you are resilient and famous for the courage and never say never spirit person, Harry would be more apt and if you want to conquer everything no matter what...well I am afraid a Voldemort title is more suiting. And you may meet people who go about their business so unselfishly that the world just becomes a more soothing place to live in, thus as you would have guessed be more towards a Snape community.
If you ask me..personally I would love to be a Ron. I mean who wouldn't mind being opposite Emma Watson anyway ;)
So, the next time you are wobbling with your thoughts; give it a good amount of time to decide if it's Harry, Dumbledore, Snape or Voldemort that fascinates you. For a Hogwarts in real world in not just a school where they teach you magic, its a simple and wonderful world where you learn and gather the priceless experiences.
Will leave you with a quote and some updates on J K Rowling' next.
Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home!

What the above quote means for each of us, still depends on our choices and decisions! :) Keep thinking and have a good time till we meet next! 
And by the way for all Potter fans, if you are not already aware, here is what J K Rowling is up to next Potter : what's more. Do visit and take a min to sign up. You sure wouldn't like to be missed out.
Enjoy the trailer of the last movie that released worldwide on 7/15.

For those interested, here is the QR for this post..carry it where you want, all the time!


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