hello. it is late (1:11 am. am i allowed to make a wish? probably not. although technically, the 11:11 on which i usually wish is also 22:11, so maybe 1:11 am is better after all. who knows.) and i’m on reserve battery power.
it’s been one of those nights in which i felt quite tired and quite ready to fall right asleep, but then i felt suddenly restless. tonight it was probably from watching 20 essential vlogbrothers videos, which wake me up because they make me think. i was also extremely excited to rediscover an old youtube favourite of mine (missxrojas) in a nerdfighters happy dance montage of all places. i recognized her blue walls and harry potter posters, and weirdly enough i was just thinking of her yesterday because of her video about baking a cake to celebrate having 300 subscribers, because i too was baking, well, several cakes (you’ll see).
anyway, the whole ordeal got me thinking about the thrill of rediscovering old things. the main one for me has been harry potter. i have been an avid harry potter fan for nearly ten years now, and if there were some sort of chart representing the amount of time i spend obsessing over various things, harry potter would most definitely take the win. i do sink in and out of obsessions, but harry potter returns most frequently, usually over long lonely summers. well this summer i reread all of the potters except the seventh, so i decided that during my winter holiday i would listen to the seventh on audio while i tidy my room. and it has been amazing. harry potter is that family to which i can return at any point and always feel welcome. it’s sort of like when i listen to the audiobooks on an airplane, fall asleep, and wake up again not realizing that i had missed several tracks while sleeping because i have practically memorized the text. it’s something that i just know.
and as i was reminiscing i thought that it seemed suitable to post this on my blog, another treasure that i tend to abandon for long stretches of time and then return to for long stretches of time. i’m going to really try to post more often and more insightfully (apparently not a word), just as i have been making an effort to spend more quality time with harry and to write more lengthy entries in my daily journal than just ‘hello, i am sleepy, goodnight,’ or something similar.
but now that i have madly scribbled this down,
i am sleepy, goodnight.