We’re into week five of SYW’s two-parter, with Share Your World meeting the world of Harry Potter. We’re answering Melanie’s muggle-themed queries alongside those of Roger, this time with The Order of the Phoenix in mind. Check out everyone’s answers and join in.
Let me confess as an aside that I’ve never actually read any of the books but I have seen all the movies. Steve Kloves scripted them all except for The Order of the Phoenix which is by Michael Goldenberg, and for me, there is a noticeable decline in quality. But the special effects keep their same standard of quality which is amazing. And let’s face it, if you’re going to have a phoenix, you better get it right.
Part I: Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions
What happened to cause you to discover ‘bullies” were real? I think I’ve always known bulllies were real, even before I actually encountered one. It’s like being born knowing there’s rotten fruit even before you actually taste one.
Eavesdropping- When given the chance, how often do you eavesdrop? I do my best to not overhear conversations not meant for my ears. Not a single person on earth never speaks wrongly, so even if a bosom buddy is having a private conversation will I eavesdrop. I know how thoughtlessly I have spoken in anger or ignorance or spite, and regretted it the very next moment. Why should I expose myself to easily avoidable pain just for a moment’s curiosity? Now if Samuel Jackson and the Avengers needed me to spy on the Ultimate Villain for the Good of all mankind, just call me SPYMASTER.
Escalators, at one time, were the ‘next big thing’. When was the last time you rode an escalator? At the mall. They’re all over the place and so convenient, when they’re working properly.
Have you ever ‘let’ someone win in a sports competition or a board game? How did it turn out? Many times especially with children. Who doesn’t?
Part II: Melanie’s Muggle Questions
Do our fears start with our DNA? (Credit to Rory) I’m no philosopher or scientist, but it’s obvious to me that our first fear is of life itself and DNA simply replicates chemistry needed for life. If we could ask a newborn why it cried as it tried to make sense of all the inchoate mass of sensations and emotions it was feeling, it would seethe with an apprehension of LIFE: What IS it? What am I supposed to do with it? Will it hurt? And WHY?
If you could have your hair any colour for 24 hours, what colour would you choose? (Credit to Sandmanjazz) I would choose the color blaque. That’s right. Not black but blaque. I already have black hair and blaque would be indistinguishable from it but I just want to add a tinge of fashionableness to it. “My hair is ‘blaque’,” I would say. “That’s blaque with a ‘q’.”
When do you think a person gets old? (Credit to Rory) This depends on whether or not you mean “old” as a pejorative. In most cultures, being old denotes wisdom. In modern times, being old has come to mean something as meaningless as not being young. But I’ve seen young people who are old in wisdom and old ones who are childish. If you’re lucky enough to grow old when you’re young, your life reflects it to the good of those around you and the glory of your Creator.
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always this is optional)
Please feel free to write about an uplifting moment in your life this week!
I’m so thankful for friends who send notes or handmade crafts to stay in touch during these days when we are separated from each other.
And as always, I’m grateful for fellow bloggers who share their good humor, their talents, their energies in making this world a place worth sharing, specifically this week, encouragement from fellow creative artists and writers. Sláinte!