You have yourself

Dear me,

I know you are undergoing troubled times. There is so much to do that you can barely do anything at all. To add to the mess, your birthday falls during examinations. Could it get any worse?

That is exactly the point. It cannot get any worse. Like Hagrid told Harry, it is not every day that our young woman turns twenty now, is it? The fact remains that you’ll complete twenty years of age in less than two weeks. Nobody can take that from you. You may have nobody keeping in touch from your hometown, but believe me, it does not matter. If they cannot find time to ask if you are okay once in a month, are they really worth bothering for at all? There is no greater tragedy than a life where there is no time for love. Dumbledore rightly professed that “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and above all those who live without love.”

I know you feel dejected that nobody remembers that your birthday month has begun. I know it is unusual for you as you never forget to wish any close one when her/his birthday month and week begin. But all cannot think like us. What else can you expect from a generation that depends on social media for remembering, wishing and celebrating birthdays? Genuine emotions have no place in a world where technology has spread its tentacles so far and wide.

So, my dear self, I want you to know that it hardly matters whether people remember your birthday month or not. I do. You have yourself and that makes all the difference in the world. Wish you a very happy birthday month! It is going to be very special because special people like you deserve all the special things in the world.

Smile and enjoy the last two official weeks of your teenage. Official, yes- because you are never going to grow up, are you?

Lots of love,



Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

Happy birthday, JKR! Happy birthday, Harry! Happy blogiversary, RavenclawSam !

Well, it is a special day for Potterheads all over the world! I must confess, I’ve not had a very good beginning. At the place where I live, nobody knows about it. Today, it doomed on me that I’m living in a Muggle world! Last year, I at least had a far-away someone to celebrate this day with. This year, we are not celebrating. One, I don’t think I can ask him to; second, he has other things to worry about. So it is me all alone, celebrating the big day by dressing my best (which obviously nobody here noticed). It is my blog, hence I want to be honest enough with all of you.

I feel blessed that I at least have a family who understands this day. It was so pleasant to hear my parents call me the first thing in the morning and say, “Happy birthday, Harry Potter”! What’s more, mom’s going to prepare a dessert today too, owing to my request! I hope God gives everyone in the world a family that understands your happiness and does not try to suppress it. Thank you, my dear parents! I know I am not alone in the celebrations. I have my family and most importantly, I have all you Potterheads out there!

Thank you, Harry Potter, for being my inspiration and helping me survive each battle! You have changed my life; you have made me stronger. You have given me the strength nobody else could give me. You made me muster the courage to go on. You helped me smile, be happy and laugh. You are an inseparable part of me now. You made me a different person. You are the twinkle of my eyes, the conviction of my ideas and the voice of my battle!

Thank you, J. K. Rowling, for giving us books that taught us more than any person or institution. Thank you for all the moments we laughed and cried with Harry and all the characters. Thank you for all the lessons we would never forget for a lifetime. Thank you for helping us reach out to others and convey the simple truths of life. Thank you for giving us something worth reading, re-reading and remembering!

Happy birthday, once again!

When a loved one turns 18

I’m on cloud nine because my best friend turns eighteen today! Truly, time flies so fast. Two years have gone by like a gust of cool wind. I wonder how we met when we were sixteen and how soon we turned eighteen! More than anything else, we created so strong a bond in merely two years!

Dear best friend, thank you so much for everything. You’ve made the past two years the most amazing part of my life. I feel blessed to have met you. When I count my blessings, I undoubtedly have to count you twice!

This post is mainly about how we feel when a loved one turns eighteen. Last month, I turned eighteen. Honestly, my excitement at that time was not even half of that I have now. I feel ten thousand times happier about the fact that now my pal is also an adult! More than adulthood,¬†I¬†consider this as a significant phase of a person’s life. Suddenly, one is expected to behave more responsibly, act like a grown-up and what not. One day ago, you were a kid; today, you are a grown up man. What a metamorphosis! It’s like seeing a young one hatch from the egg. The feeling cannot be described in words. The happiness of seeing your loved one attain adulthood is priceless!

Dear bestie, you have always been very mature and responsible. Do continue to be as you have been. You are adored and admired wherever you go. Keep working hard and achieving all that you want to in life. I’m always there for you.
Take care.

P. S. This post is gift number 17. :*