When we think of Harry Potter music, we think of the very famous “Hedwig’s Theme,” but then there comes that tune that signals the ending.
I was just watching the first Potter film the night before seeing Deathly Hallows, Part 2, and seeing it finish to this song, I didn’t see it as an ending, but to the start of a new beginning. That’s what it’s like for me now, and that’s what it was probably like for me when I was at the young age of six, sitting in the theater, watching with an audience, anticipating for the many years of film to come.
Now, at sixteen, I’m watching the true finale to a triumphant series. I’m getting to see the characters I followed for a smashing ten years grow old with me, bringing their own children on the ride of a lifetime they got to experience. The final minutes of Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is nothing but a faithful and emotional homage to the beginning of Harry’s journey, and you think it can’t get more nostalgic than that.
Then they bring this musical piece back, and the tears just come falling. It’s been a beautiful cinematic decade with you, Harry, but this is not a goodbye. As you’ve taken your love for magic with you until adulthood, I shall, too. Starting with this..
It is his undying devotion that just gets me every time. The fact that his love has never wavered; that every single thing he ever did was for her; the fact that he loved her right from the start; the fact that the last thing he wanted to see, was her eyes.
“When asked “What do we need to learn this for?” any high-school teacher can confidently answer that, regardless of the subject, the knowledge will come in handy once the student hits middle age and starts working crossword puzzles in order to stave off the terrible loneliness.”—David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day (via neonspandex)
“The difficulty of always feeling that you ought to be doing something is that you tend to undervalue the times when you’re apparently doing nothing, and those are very important times. It’s the equivalent of the dream time, in your daily life, times when things get sorted out and reshuffled.”—Brian Eno (via austinkleon)