manan dedhia

4 months ago

Patronus

I owe a debt to fiction and indeed to all good art. 

I haven’t read a single Harry Potter book but have watched all the movies. And I do love them deeply. 

The thread that wove itself deep within my psyche concerns itself with Dementors and the Patronus charm. 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Lupin Teaches Expecto Patronum (youtube.com)

We are all keepers of our own darkness, even at the best of times. 

For a kid’s story to remind you to have your own treasure trove of happy memories and call upon them in a time of need - underlines boldly the power of a piece of fiction to tell searing truths. 

It did for me. And I dip into my bag of memories regularly since. 

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