Friday, July 15, 2011

Patronus for me, Patronus for you

I gave Mum a Patronus.

What's that, you ask? Well clearly you haven't read any of the Harry Potter books, which you should promply do.

"'The spell I am going to try and teach you is highly advanced magic, Harry - well beyond Ordinary Wizarding Level. It is called the Patronus Charm. ... When it works correctly, it conjures up a Patronus,' said Lupin, 'which is kind of anti-dementor - a guardian that acts as a shield. ... The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the demontor feeds upon - hope, happiness, the desire to survive. ... Each one is unique to the wizard who conjures it. ... with an incantation, which will work only if you are concentrating, with all your might, on a single, very happy memory.'" (From harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

Harry's patronus is a stag, which has connections to his father, James, nicknamed Prongs. I found deer charms the other day while out and about and immediately knew what I had to do with them. I purchased two and gave one to Mum, explaining how they're actually patronus' for us, for each other. Many of my happy thoughts and memories involve my Mum, so if I were to ever conjure a patronus, she would be my happy thought. :)
We're huge harry Potter fans, and have read the books since the beginning. I distinctly remember reading an advanced reader's copy of the first book (That's another blog post ...) and being completely enthralled with this magical, wizard world. Mum and I have a date later today to watch the final installment of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2. Eek!

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