The last Harry Potter book is coming soon.
On the weekend, disguised as a hobo as I’d locked myself out and had to wander around Sydney aimlessly while awaiting my beloved’s return from the country, I watched the latest movie. Order Of The Phoenix. It was a good movie, and made me belly laugh in a few places.
However today, while reading a review, I stumbled across the wikipedia entry that gives you the differences between the book and the film.
It made me realise there’s a lot that doesn’t make it in. And some of these are points I would have thought important. But then .. I’m not J.K. Rowling. Ha. Or even a movie director.
So anyway. I’ve started reading the books again. But this time, there’s a big pit of sadness sitting in my gut. It’s going to be over. And no matter how awesome the last book is, endings are sad. I remember when we finished the Hobbit for the first time (Dad+Mum reading to us), and the same with the Narnia books. Then, as I got older, other series/books invoked a similar feeling.
It’s good, but it’s sad.
And that’s what life is all about. Relationships. Of course, you can’t have a relationship with a book .. but you can have an imaginary relationship with the characters in the book. You can hate Voldemort and fall in love with Fleur.
I guess in the end, even though books can affect us (well, me .. and maybe a few others :) ), nothing is a substitute for the crazy antics that make up our own lives. The highs and lows, the relationships, loves, hurts, hatreds.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to the last book, but at the same time don’t want to read it.
‘Nuff for now. Perhaps the next post should actually be about some kind of development talk. Ha.