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Goodbye

Friends, it all ends tonight at midnight.

I haven’t mentioned on this blog before, but I am one of those die-hard HP fans you warn your children about. Well, I’m more quiet about it. I don’t wear my wizard robes in public (unless it’s for a Harry Potter movie or event), but I am a long-time Mugglenet-account-owning, midnight-movie-release-attending, book-hugging Harry Potter fan. Like many in my generation, I grew up with these books, starting when I was seven years old. I begged my grade three teacher to read the first book to our class during reading time because I needed the world to hear it. I read the books more times than I can possibly keep track of, have the autographs of many of the actors, have danced at Harry and the Potters concerts and have loved every minute of this fandom.

Tonight, at the midnight release of the final movie of the series, I say goodbye to a defining part of my generation and my life. Although I am clearly heartbroken and know I will be sobbing my way through the movie, the words of JK Rowling at the London Premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 strike a brave truth in my mind:

“No story lives unless someone wants to listen…The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home” – JK Rowling

Let’s go out with a bang, HP fans!

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