I am honored to share with you these beautiful thoughts about the journey written by my oldest child and dear friend. Tonight I’m thankful for her heart and for the things she teaches me about this precious life. Let’s all take time to be Luna Lovegood for someone today. Love to all.
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen/read Harry Potter and plan to, you probs wanna skip a couple of paragraphs.
This post is the result of my journey with grief.
One of my favorite scenes in Harry Potter is in the fifth book/movie, when Harry returns to Hogwarts after witnessing Voldemort’s return and the murder of Cedric Diggory. The previously-driverless carriages that haul the students from the train station to the Hogwarts campus now have animals to pull them along–thestrals. Harry is shocked at the sight of these magnificent creatures, and asks his friends if they see them too–which they don’t. He thinks he is going crazy until Luna Lovegood tells him that she sees him too. This is when he finds out that only those who have witnessed death can see them.
The same can also be said for the Muggle world. Those of us who have witnessed death–whether by being…
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