Friday, November 19, 2010

The Return of Harry Potter

I am so excited for the "Harry Potter" movie opening tonight!  And yes, I am going.  Tonight!

Always before I have waited a week or so to go, and then I end up taking in a matinee by myself. The rest of the Easy Street gang aren't that interested.

But, I'm not going by myself tonight!  I have been invited by one of the cutest nine year olds I know to go to the movie with him and his mom.  He has read all of the "Harry Potter" series, which probably tells you a lot about his reading ability.  (He just turned 9 earlier this week, and he has read them all.)  Let's just say, I won't mind having CL in my class one of these days, though it might be challenging to keep him in literature! 

CL's mom, a former student, was one sharp cookie, too.  She used to amuse the Mr. and me on a regular basis when she was in high school:  refreshing honesty and sharp wit, too.  She is definitely one of those students that, 20 years later, I am glad to call a friend.

I have loved Rowling's "Harry Potter" series, and I am looking forward to this movie.  I will be in good company, not only with CL and his mom, but also the thousands of Harry Potter fans across the country.  Rowling values a lot of qualities that our society needs:  honesty, bravery, friendship, and love.  And Rowling was smart enough to send that message to those who have the best chance to influence our society:  our children.

"Pity those who live without love."  JK Rowling    Amen.

3 comments:

Mary said...

Oh! I can't wait to see it, but CH is real disappointed that it's only a Part 1; he's thinking he's going to have to wait forever for Part 2!

B. Meandering said...

Another amen to that quote.
I've not read the final book, so probably see the movie until I have. I have to read those kind of books in summer, because I can't put them down and you know that conflicts with grading!
Looking forward to your 'review'!

Katie (Can't Get There) said...

Wasn't it amazing?? What did you think? I'm tempted to see it again... ;)