Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.
Since missing out on a ticket to Hogwarts a lifetime ago, I realized that the only recourse left to me was to practice my skills in the sole branch of magic which wizards did not hold complete autonomy over.
True, I had no Snape breathing over my shoulder all these years trying to drown me in my own cauldron full of potion, but I had excellent Chemistry teachers all throughout high school who taught me that at most times you have no better alternative than shoving a bezoar down someone’s throat. On the other hand I could actually understand how beer is made in the muggle world.
Never once did McGonagall tick me off about sleeping in the Transfiguration classes because frankly I could never tell a beetle from a button anyway. On the other hand I developed a pretty good idea about how not to crash my car while making a turn on a rainy evening in my Physics class. That my friends was pretty important since we are not allowed to ride carpets or brooms.
Most of them never took an Arithmancy class over at Hogwarts, but all of us have some knowledge of Trigonometry and Calculus. Many of us even ventured into Engineering and made those little eklectric trinklets that fascinate Mr. Weasely. Hey we got at least one fan in Britain!
There are a lot of things I missed out on, and a lot of other things that I would have missed out on had I gone to Hogwarts. This blog is about those special things that make living in the muggle world worth it. Also I have this irritating habit of trying to write stories which mean something to me. I could have written them in a diary and locked them up somewhere and forgotten about them for thirty years, but my narcissism demands I share them with everyone. Why should my poor diary suffer alone? It may end up turning into a Horcrux if subjected to enough pain.
Visit the blog. Enjoy the posts. Multiply your joy or halve your trauma by telling friends about it.
La Vie En Rose.