Breaking the Rules

“I mean, it’s sort of exciting isn’t it? Breaking the rules.”

~ Hermione Granger, Harry Potter

I was out yesterday with my cousins to celebrate one of their birthdays when we chanced upon a Harry Potter themed cafe. Excitement was an understatement.

Harry Potter (the books/movies) was/is a big part of my life. I was so immersed in its universe that when the last movie was shown, I felt like a chunk of my young adult life was finally gone.

I relate so much to Hermione because all my younger self did was study and made sure to follow the rules. I was not one to color outside the lines. But like her, as I grew older, I learned that life is not always black and white – there are gray areas. And sometimes, you do have to break the rules in order to do what’s right.

On a side note, JK Rowling’s HP site has an online sorting hat and when I first started reading the books, I was sorted as a Hufflepuff and a few laters, I became a Griffyndor. I tried it again a few months ago and I am now a Slytherin. 😂


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