Finding New Meaning in This ‘Harry Potter’ Quote After My Chronic Illness Diagnoses


I absolutely love the world J. K. Rowling has created. Its beauty and majesty never cease to amaze me. Every time I re-read the books or re-watch the movies, I am reminded about how much it means to me and how much it makes me feel.

For me there’s an amazing meaning to everything and how it relates to our lives. It can directly relate to things going on in the world now.

Even watching one of the movies today, I found new meaning in a Dumbledore quote: It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. As someone with a few different chronic illnesses (I do not say this for pity or for sympathy, just to inform), I am learning to live with them and coming to terms with the fact that I am no longer the person I was before I got sick.

While I can still do much, there are some things I can no longer do or must do differently. But watching the first movie today and hearing that quote made me realize that it does not do to dwell on who I used to be. I must live my life now the way it is and make it amazing!

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