words cannot express how much i love joanne rowling.
there is so much i want to say, and so many thoughts and feelings i can’t put into words; but watching the premiere footage just now made me realise, completely, what a hugely significant role harry potter has played in my life. at the moment it’s all about the final movie and the acting cast - and huge props to them for bringing the magical world to life, because they have been incredible. but it’s the books that first transported us to hogwarts as children; the characters were our friends, who we grew up and went on breathtaking adventures with each night from the safety of our beds. these stories, born from joanne’s wonderful imagination, created a world we could escape to and believe in from start to finish - and the anticipation between the books, the excitement of unwrapping each one when they were delivered to our homes or purchased in the bookshops, will be something i’ll remember for the rest of my life. i vividly recall going to see the first film with my family, and emerging from the cinema onto the cobbled streets of monmouth feeling as though anything was possible. magic was real.
joanne has given us something irreplaceable; a wonderfully-written magical tale of heroism, strength, friendship and love. i’m starting to tear up, which is ridiculous, but i am just so overwhelmed by how much the series has been a part of me over the last fourteen years; the stories are lifelong friends that i’ll never forget.
harry potter is an immortal modern masterpiece which will continue to spellbind children, teenagers and adults alike for many generations to come. i am so proud, and so humbled, to have been a part of something so beautiful and magical. ♥