Friday, May 18, 2007

The Wisdom of Harry Potter

I've always loved it when someone reads to me, especially at bedtime. My family tires of the ritual, so I've got the next best thing, audio books. My favorite by far is the Harry Potter series. Jim Dale is a marvelous reader. Completely engaging. So I tend to listen to the Harry Potter series over and over and over.

I know there are parents that do not allow their children to read these books because of the witchcraft. I'm not one of them. The books are extremely well crafted. The characters are distinct and memorable. And the battle between right and wrong is clear.

Plus, the wisdom.

This morning I finished Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for the umpteenth time. I love this line:

It is our choices, Harry,
that show what we truly are
far more than our abilities.
Albus Dumbledore

1 comment:

Lavender Rose said...

I really do agree with you, Cammie. I love the Harry Potter books, too. And, I think there's lots of wisdom in them. Thanks for sharing about the tapes. Now I have to have them, too!!
Hugs, Deb