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July 28, 2014

Lessons of Harry Potter: Book One

(Check out my intro to this series here)

this image came from Paper, Pen, and Polaroids and I'm sort of in love!

"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure" 
-Albus Dumbledore 

There is no doubt that J. K. Rowling uses Albus Dumbledore's closing remarks to clearly illustrate some of her most important messages. I greatly enjoy the above quote because I, like most humans, fear death. The unknown (and what is more unknown to us than what happens after we leave this earthly world?) is most always a source of vulnerability and fear. However, if our minds are "well-organized" then perhaps we can, if not greet death with open arms, than at least make peace with it and not live in dread of the inevitable day. 

What are your feelings on the foreboding of death? What did Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone teach you?

-Keep It Simple
Alyssa J Freitas


  1. love these series! i am a huge harry potter fan! i think that Hermionie is the one that taught me the most. Brains are really important, working hard will bring you good things! And dying is not as bad as getting expelled!

    1. I so agree that Hermione is a great role model! Brains really do take you far