As I’m sitting here back at Bucknell doing homework, I find this post particularly depressing. Only just a few days ago I was sun soaked on the ocean with a cold beer in my hands. Now I am sitting on an old couch in dirty living room with no beer in my hand doing homework. Initially when I thought about this question I thought of just being back on spring break but I realize that it would lead to a boring post. My second thought was to be back in Colorado where the mountains have been get pounded with snow. I would love a few days skiing but I still thought I wasn’t being creative enough. If there was no issue of money or impossibilities what would I do, where would I go and how would I spend my time. The answer hit me pretty quickly, what did I dedicate a solid 13 years of my life too? Harry Potter.
For those of you who don’t know me well, I am slightly addicted to Harry Potter. I was the weird freshman girl who hung up my Harry Potter trading cards on my desk. (Did I even try to make friends? Shout out to Tomas, you friended me!) Anyways, I could challenge anyone to Harry Potter competition and know I would win. Ask me for the Gryffindor password during the winter time in book four, “Fairy Lights”. So now you know why I would go to Hogwarts but not the amazing things that I would do there.
FIrst (I am assuming a wand will be handed to me at Hogwarts and I do not have to go to Diagon Alley) I will cast a basic spell such as “veraverto” to turn an animal into an average goblet. After I have mastered that I would go onto bigger and better things, mostly charms and transfigure spells. I would love to learn the basics of the Defense Against the Dark Arts but I am hoping I won’t get into too much action while I’m there and won’t have to use them! I would then travel to the great hall with the magic changing ceiling and the floating candles. I would love to come for a meal where my food just instantly appears in front of me. That in itself could be a dream come true! Food that magically appears wowie! My next course of action would be to fly on a broomstick. I feel like I would be naturally good at this because who hasn’t practiced flying on a broom in their backyard?! I would take the broom over the lake and go low enough where my toes would graze the water below. I would then fly to the Quidditch field where I would participate in a Quidditch game. I would politely ask Harry if I could play the seeker and if he wouldn’t mind sitting out for a bit.
I just want to explain in my world Voldamort does not exist and Hogwarts remains blissfully happy. It is also a late spring day with beautiful weather.