Tonight, hundreds of thousands of people’s lives will be changed forever.
This is because of Harry Potter. Wonderful, brilliant, courageous Harry Potter. He grew up with readers around the world through the words of J.K. Rowling, and none of them will be the same. It must feel like they’re childhood is ending, but to those people, I must tell you that it mustn’t. Obviously, I have never met J.K. Rowling, but I’m a million percent sure that she wouldn’t want Harry to end like this. That she would want everyone to remember what these books mean to you, and to carry that with you for the rest of your life.
I read a quote on Tumblr that said “When I’m 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I’ll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, “After all this time?” And I will say, “Always.”” and that made me smile. Not because I will be doing the same thing (although I may… I still haven’t read them all :/ ), but because I know that seeing that must put a huge smile onto Jo’s face. Knowing that her/Harry’s legacy will live on should be all an author wants, and by watching interviews and hearing her speech during the premiere; I can tell that’s all she really wants.
So, to the “potterheads.” If you let Harry fade away tonight, you were never a true fan. If you cry for a little while, but in a few weeks, just forget about him and move on, without ever looking back, you were never a true fan. The true fans WILL cry, but you will always remember these years. The years where you had “The Boy From Privet Drive” by your side, and you will never forget him. You who will always have him set aside in your minds, and in your hearts, are the people who ARE the fans, and who DESERVE to call themselves Potterheads.
You are the people who will continue to spread The Legacy of Harry Potter to your friends, siblings and children. It is because of you, that we will always remember