It was a good weekend. We ate burgers topped in pulled pork, drank good, nay, great beer, and were reunited with an old friend.
Saturday was such a beautiful day we decided being inside of a brewery wasn’t an option. We talked about all the places we always talked about visiting, but haven’t gotten to yet. Eli Cannon’s in Middletown won. PK, my brother Noey, and I were looking forward to eating outside then walking Main Street. As soon as we got off the exit the downpour began. Eli Cannon’s had a 90’s cool vibe, but being soaked dampened our spirits a little. No, I won’t stop with the puns.
The best part of our weekend, though, was provided by our old friend, Harry Potter. My friend Cory hooked us up, she was volunteering at a Barnes and Noble midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and treated us to the VIP treatment I expect from now on.
Seeing all of the kids dressed up as their favorite characters or repping their houses was magical. There was just something so special about seeing the next generation of Harry Potter fans. It also felt good to know that a story that was such an important and life changing force in my life is living on.
Now, enjoy the Battle of Hogwarts Part 2: Muggle edition. What’s great about this next generation of HP fans is that they are passionate in a different way than we were growing up. They aren’t afraid to analyze the houses and themselves and honestly sort themselves. That night, it wasn’t the usual Gryffindors vs. Slytherins as you would expect. The Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs went at it and it was amazing.
A comforting thought I was left with, was that Harry Potter, which was an incredible life changing force for me, is not a fad or a moment in time. Harry Potter is a rite of passage that speaks to us good witches and wizards. Harry is forever. Always.