In a time when we need all the proof possible that Bad Stuff can be overcome, the continuation of the Harry Potter universe is a welcome event indeed.
First up: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. Yes, it was a play, and yes, Rowling didn’t do all the writing herself, and yes, it received mixed reviews. But how many of us finished Deathly Hallows, closed the book, and walked around for days/weeks/years wondering what happened next? We finally got our answer. We might not have liked it (or the way in which is was told), but we got an answer. There’s a boatload of unanswered questions in our world. I, for one, am very happy to be able to cross this one off the list.
Second, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. I haven’t seen it yet, but do I want to? Oh yeah. As a storyteller, I’m intrigued to see how the world of Potter was expanded. As a person who just loves the books, I’m eager to see how this installment plays into the stories and plots, even if it’s only in little Easter eggs. (Don’t tell me!)
So many times, we read a book/see a movie/share an experience, and then it’s done. I find great happiness in knowing that sometimes, those stories that came alive for us will have a chance to live on.
Continuation of beloved tales: Happiness Day 8.