Monday, April 5, 2010

Good Bye, Harry...

In the week of Feb. 11 I started the Harry Potter series. Since then I have lived with Harry Potter on a daily basis. But Last night our relationship ended. Harry Potter lived, Voldemort died and I could no longer follow Harry's journey through life. Last night I had this horrible hole in my chest. The feeling of mourning for a lost friend. If that isn't the sign of a great writer, I don't know what is! 

I think that the best thing that happened over the last 6 weeks is that I have found joy in reading.
This is why I started the series. WHich means I accomplished my main goal. I am still not very fast at reading, but that has definitely improved! Yay
 The worst thing is that it can be an unhealthy addiction.
I need to apologize to my wife for not being there these last 6 weeks. I am sorry. Please blame Rowling, not me. 

Today I still have a sad feeling knowing that I don't get to know what happens to Harry now but the feeling has lightened itself from my chest today. Wow, I feel like a nerd. I made fun of all the people who couldn't wait for the next book for nearly a decade. Then I picked up the first one and in 6 weeks I finished them. and the whole time, I couldn't wait until the next one. I can't imagine having to wait a whole year. 

I do regret speeding through it now that it is over. I want to spend more time in Harry's world but now that I have finished I know that I will have to wait a long time before I can return. 

So Farewell my new friends. I will see you someday in the future.