I received Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in the mail around noon on Saturday and at approximately 5pm today, I finished the last page. So fantastic. I will not say anything about it, no spoilers here I promise.
I think JK Rowling captures the psychology of childhood and coming of age in such a remarkable, ingenious way in her storytelling. I could go on and on about the symbolism, not just the larger picture of good and evil and being human, but in the dynamics between adults and children and between peers. The movies based upon the book can never effectively portray what she does so well in her descriptions of the range of emotional experience. She puts together scenes of grief and unspeakable evil with scenes that are inexplicably comforting and magical. I love her sense of humor too.
This weekend we also fit in a show at Higher Ground, rock star night in Best Western’s suite and midnight swimming in the pool, trip to Sandbar for more swimming and lying on the beach, and a BBQ tonight.
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