What a week it has been, the final week of July.
It began with a post I wrote being featured on Confessions of a Broccoli Addict.
Yes, broccoli addict.
Any blog with a title like that is one I am more than happy to be found on.
MMMMMM. Cooked broccoli.
I love cooked broccoli, guest posting, writing and blogging, Harry Potter, and the moon.
The week is ending with the birthday of J. K. Rowling and her fictional Harry Potter character.
Also, tonight is a blue moon, not really blue at all. It just happens to be the second full moon in a month.
The moon is so distant and beautiful. It is mysterious and full of longing and wonder.
I thought I would wait to post about my guest appearance on Confessions of a Broccoli Addict, for this final day of July, because my guest post just so happens to be about Rowling and Harry Potter.
There are so many people, of all ages, who would claim to love Harry Potter just like I’ve done. They are just as obsessed and I sometimes feel lost in the crowd, like I have nothing unique to add, no claim to love it like I do.
I wanted to write about Rowling and Harry Potter, when thinking about what topic I might choose for Urszula’s Monday Inspiration series, because I realized that my reasons for why I love this author and the world she created are uniquely my own. Nobody else has my specific reasons and that is why I believed I had something new to say.
I had no thought of connecting the two when I pitched my topic. I didn’t put together the fact that it was Rowling and Harry’s birthdays in the same week, as I wasn’t the one to choose the date for when my guest post would be featured.
There is an onslaught of Hp/HB articles surfacing online today, Happy 50th Birthday messages for Rowling herself.
This July 31st falling at the same time as the blue moon, an ushering in of a new month, all seems lucky to me.
Just as lucky as the connected timing of my second chance (kidney transplant in 97) and the beginning of Harry Potter as a series were.
I want to go on writing about why I love Harry Potter, about how Rowling has inspired me to want to write, and how something as simple and beautiful as the moon can be just one more thing to provide inspiration.
“I can’t understand why the whole world doesn’t want to be a writer. What’s better than it?”
I agree J.K. – I agree.
Thanks again, to Confessions of a Broccoli Addict, for a spot on her blog this week.