Thursday, December 01, 2005

who says there's no magic in the muggle world?

Saw harry potter and the goblet of fire recently. Me and a friend, we rushed into the theater, collected our tickets, gropped in the semi darkness to find our seats, n settled in. we were just about getting comfy, when these three gals walk in. they look at us, look at their ticket numbers, look back at us. We meanwhile are trying to pretend that whateva they do is not really our concern…they are just a bunch of confused kids. So they politely say, “I think u guys ve got the wrong seats...” well we aint giving up that easy, we’ve got saet numbers 5 n 6, n this is 5 n 6! Turns out we were right, it was seat number 5 n 6, only in the wrong row. so we move our asses to the row in front, n finally settle in...n the movie begins.2 n half hours of pure magic!

Rowling has this amazing ability to bring her stories to life, a fine attention to details, n magic so real that u tend to feel it, not just read it.the first 3 movies, kinda sucked, but this one was gud...ok not comparable to the book, but good in its own right.nevermind that dumbledore's a bit over-excited, n krum has all 1 n a half mins of dialogue(not that i'm complaining, it was good enough to look at him ;)).
harry potter, books usually, but this time around the movie too, always gets me in the wish-i-was-there mood.wish that magic actually existed in the muggle world too.but then, i wondered doesnt it? isn's life an everyday evidence of magic...perhaps as Hagrid says in the first book, if we muggles stop trying so hard to ignore it, we'd see magic everywhere...
isn't it magic the way some hundred odd people, who have not seen each other before, n will probably not see each other again, can sit in the darkness of one huge room, n let someone else's magic wash over them? isn't it magic, that for some 2 n a half hours, they suspend all other realities, n just believe what they see...and at the end of these 2 n a half hours, they all go back to their happy lives, unchanged, unaffected. but not always, is it?sometimes, there are some movies that do change a part of u. isn't that magic?
isn't magic that fire fly can light up, without burning up?that the salt water that rises up from seas, falls as rain?(ok, lines from a song, all copyrights violated, but still is amazing!). isn't it magic that n atom, that minuscule(wrong spelling??) thing can actually further be broken into a whole lot of parts? isnt it magic that our brain can hold so many memories, from colour of our dress that we wore on our first date, to the name of the dog of our first best friend, but quite simply refuses to remember the last date of submission for the college assignment?isnt it magic that on a crappy day, wen everything seems to go wrong, one small kid u meet across the street jus smiles at u, for reasons known only to him, n suddenly it seems not so bad.cheering charm?that u can sit with your friend for hours, not really say anything of consequence, but stil walk off feeling u jus had the best conversation of ur life?
see?life's full of magic. every nook, every corner, u'll see an elf laughing at u. u'll see a li'l wizard flipping his wand.
wen we got out of the theatre, my friend said, 'wish it'd jus go on , not get over'. well, buddy, it does go on!
ms know it all said: who says there's no maggic in the muggle world?u jus need an open mind to see....thru the looking glass...

8 comments:

Tsu said...

i sweaar watcha jus said is so true.... welcome to the muggle world which is obviously 'magical'for the wizards as to hw these muggles survive without magic??? and im proud to tell: pretty darn well!! hmph!i got watu said this is jus my crazy addition to ur post
ciao

Sreejith Narayanan said...

yeah very true.. muggle world is full of magic.. else how can I who is sitting somewhere else, be able to read your post, and put my comment for it?? :D
seriously, even i had the same thoughts when I read potter. I wanted to be a sorcerer, but realized that the real world, in which we live, is full of fantasies and magic.. yes, reality has magic in it..life is like a dream..

moontalk said...

@ tsu
sour grapes???;)who needs wands wen we can ve plugs n escapaters rite?
@ sree(hope u dont mind!)
seriuosly, the first time i read hp, i've given my arm n leg for it to be real. who knows, maybe it is!we being muggles would never find out rite?? :)

Sreejith Narayanan said...

but then, how did hermione come to know about Hogwarts? As far as I remember, her parents are muggles.
That means, we still have a chance ;)
by the way, what is ur fav potter character?

moontalk said...

@ sree
hey hermione is a witch, muggel born but still a witch.if we had to knw guess that'd ve happened wen we turned 11, hogwarts wold ve called ;)
my fav hp chara?hmmm...guess sirius black...he's good but capable of evil...u knw the can do it, but made a choice not to kinds.like harry obviously, he's got this ability of complaining without whining!
wats urs?

Sreejith Narayanan said...

Yeah.. I forgot abt tht.. needs to refresh my potter fundas..
My fav character was dumbledore, for his dignity, and he is too good.
This was the case till the order of phoenix.
From half blood prince, I am slowly going to the darker side, with snape and voldemort taking me over :P
now my fav is snape, who I believe will play a major role in the 7th book, in defeating voldemort.
And I am curious to know about the mystery person RAB, who outsmarted everyone, by taking away Voldemort's horcrux.

Sreejith Narayanan said...

and wishing you a fun-filled xmas and a warm and prosperous new year..
bbye
sreejith

moontalk said...

@ sree
do u want me to play spoil sport n tell u who RAB is rumoured to be?n what the last horcrux???