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29 July 2007 Sunday

The Lost Prophecy

slated in mused at 4:57 pm

Finished Order of the Phoenix (again) last night..
Second to last chapter is pretty neat..
Harry’s such a child/teenager.. And I guess that’s apparently excusable.. as was his father’s behavior on account of his age at the time as well.. I don’t know. I still expect more from Harry/people. Yes there’s time for them to grow up and make up for what they were, but the future never negates the past. What it can do, though, is allow for one to correct and build on the past.
Anyway, in second to last chapter, Harry is in much pain.. and is being patiently addressed by wisdom and age.. That pain, wisdom recognizes, is reflective of great strength and power that is not understandable nor matchable by darkness.
And here, context comes into play again, because fewer people than the number of fingers on one of my hands will understand why the question of that pain means something to me.
The conflict between age is interesting too… the young do not trust the old.. the young believe they know better, or that they should know everything.. The old believe that they are protecting the young from knowledge that could hurt them. (All the while people are concerned about test scores and attendance records when there’s a real world, life and death to face.)
By the way, Harry’s slowness on the uptake of the prophecy and what it meant to whom….. is that even reasonable? Are people allowed to be so slow?
Have to go…..

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