Inspiration comes from many places: a story, a poem, a picture, a single perfect day, or starlit night. But—and I do not think myself alone in this—more often than not, inspiration comes from people. From those in our lives we love, and those we admire from a distance. But today's Blogspiration comes from someone I entirely adore: Faye.
If it had somehow escaped your notice, I'm a Harry Potter fan. Yes, I know, it may come as a surprise to some, but it's true. And I love connecting with other fans, and hearing how the story of a boy famous for doing nothing other than living (there may just be some inspiration in that, alone) has affected so many other lives. Because that's what Harry Potter means to me: It's more than a story—it's the lesson he teaches, and the lives he's changed.
Anyway, to the point! Faye's a Fan, and I was so inspired by the story of friendship, inspiration, hardship and happiness she has shared: one that's been shaped by her love, and shared experience, of Harry Potter. I loved this quote of hers, and I hope you will, too:
"Harry Potter may only be a story. It may only be entertainment. But for me, and so many others before me, it is so much more than that. It is our life. The thing that we grew up with. The inspiration we always needed. It has taught and shown us things that we will forever keep in our hearts."Harry Potter, and our love of it—and, indeed, a mutual love of any story—is about more than the story itself. It's why we read: for the joy of a shared experience, the knowledge that we're not alone, we belong. And we do, each of us, belong. To something bigger, grander, more beautiful than simply ourselves. We're drawn together in a shared love, and in friendship. The lesson Harry has taught us over and over. The kind each of us here share, because of what has brought us together: a mutual love of reading, of sharing that love, and finding a kindred spirit through the pages of a book—any book. So thank you, to each of you, for reading. Thanks for taking the time, and most of all, thank you for you. The friendships I've formed right here are some of those I treasure most.
I love you guys xx
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