Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day


The reason I do not have any elaborations on this thought is that, when you are the mother of a one-year-old, the only time you have to read Harry Potter is at night. Therefore, I had to not sleep this weekend.

So. This is probably the best my thoughts are going to do today.

Now coupled with the sad sense of loss that Harry Potter is over and I will never wonder what will happen next again, is the sense of loss that this chocolate is over, too, and only the photo remains to remind me of former indulgences.

It is an Aftermath kind of day. Does anyone else feel that way? What an amazing writer J.K. Rowling is.

P.S.� The chocolate is from L’Atelier du Chocolat.� I’ll do a longer post on them another day.� I love L’Atelier du Chocolat.

  • yes! I’m having an Aftermath kind of WEEK. I read HP on Saturday and was overcome by sadness at finishing the saga when I finally closed the tome. And now I’m moving on Friday/Saturday so my week is peppered wiith many small goodbyes to places that have figured largely in my daily life for three years, not to mention goodbyes to friends and family who I’ll see much more sporadically. I’ve been traveling around with chocolate in my handbag to stave off Aftermath tears:) Can’t wait to hear more about L’Atelier du Chocolat…

    July 23, 2007 at 8:22 am
  • Every one on the street is carrying around THE HP BOOK on the street
    I’d rather carry that hunk of chocolate!

    July 23, 2007 at 8:43 am
  • The power of a storyteller! Such a gift she has!

    When a good book ends it feels like the loss of a friend.

    July 23, 2007 at 10:28 am
  • oh, me neither, on the sleep, I mean. although when we took the kids on the bike path, there I was, walking down the path with my nose in a book. until they got too far ahead of me, and I had to stop reading. 🙂

    It’s tied up so tidily, the HP series, that I haven’t felt that aftermath feeling yet, probably because I raced through it, hoping to finish it before I read or heard any spoilers, and because I’m looking forward to re-reading the entire series now that I know how it resolves, so I can look for the clues all the way through. I think when I finish it THEN I will be sad. I was always sad each and every time I finished the last Anne of Green Gables book; I felt as old as she had become, and I mourned the little girl from the first book. I’m sure that will happen with Harry once I settle down (and get more sleep–I can’t recover from the lack of sleep like I could ten years ago, I tell you).

    July 23, 2007 at 2:52 pm
  • Does this mean…that we will never have to end the story of Laura and Sebastien??? Will there always be Paris to Blame?

    July 23, 2007 at 8:29 pm
  • I’m waiting for the note about l’atelier du chocolat
    …..Miam Miam

    July 24, 2007 at 2:25 am
  • YES, Aftermath is exactly the right word. I still don’t know what to say about it. I suppose it would be cruel to post spoilers to my blog (hah, right, as if everybody who cares hasn’t already finished the book), so I can pretend my reticence is because I’m just so considerate, but really, I just don’t know what to say. I loved it. That’s all. I’ll have to read it again before I can say why.

    July 24, 2007 at 7:14 am
  • I’m quite familiar with THAT thought.

    My 15 year old has taken it upon himself to read all of harry potter to my eight year old. Good. I much rather be passive and wait for the movies (and eat guess what.)

    July 25, 2007 at 1:36 pm
  • An aftermath kinda day – yep. I’m having an aftermath kinda evening, having finished the book today finally. With chocolate. Melted in the car chocolates. And now I see the problem with the whole melted bit. It was all sitting in a fancy box, in some fancy organic paper “grass” and when I opened the box, alas, the chocolate and paper were as one. I had to pull the grass apart and eat the little bits of chocolate like little chocolate “corndogs”. Or hor doeurves on toothpicks perhaps. Anyway, I blogged about it today. No spoilers. And I have some chocolate pictures to share soon. That should cheer everyone up.

    July 30, 2007 at 11:56 pm
  • I think you know how to write a really nice post. Thanks!

    December 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm

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