Friday, December 12, 2008

Just Wild About Harry

The voice of God spoke to me last night, straight from the pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Really.

If you haven't read the book or you're waiting to see the movie, stop reading right now. I'm about to give away the ending.

The part where Dumbledore explains it all to Harry simply knocked me out. From the discussion of Harry's mother sacrificing her life to save Harry to the explanation that by surrendering to it, Harry transcended death—the voice of God echoed through the darkness of my bedroom, illuminating far more than by Itty Bitty Book Light could manage.

As my children seek reunion with their birth mothers, I fear the death of my role as their mother. Those may or may not be realistic fears, but they haunt me and running from them does not help. Surrender is the only answer. (I hear you snickering, B.)

Harry helped me grasp the paradox. Releasing my children to their own stories will help me transcend separation from them. Dumbledore confirmed what my dear friend and counselor Sandy taught me: Everything contains its opposite.


kario said...


Gotta read this again very slowly and try to internalize it.

You are one wise woman.

And like I said (when I was channeling Ms. Link), there are no accidents. Yup, you're reading Harry Potter for a reason right now, my dear.

luckyzmom said...

I have read this several times and am stil at a loss for words. Perhaps some meditation is called for.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

See? I no longer need to speak, I've got others channeling me! LOVE THAT!

Paradox - I'm going to go reflect on that myself right now!