A Letter From Dumbledore

Thursday, August 07, 2014

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

It is a famous quote by our favorite headmaster and wizard, Albus Dumbledore from the third book of our beloved series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Recently, it was mentioned by Cassidy Stay--a fifteen-year-old girl from Texas who had lost her family from a tragic shooting--during her public speech three days after what happened.

British author, JK Rowling was made aware by her remarkable story through a petition online. A group was formed to push a sole purpose: to help raise money for Cassidy and for her to meet the famous author. 

Through her magical ways, JK Rowling found a way to get in touch with Cassidy by sending her a letter from Dumbledore (which was written in purple ink), a wand, a Hogwarts acceptance letter, a school supply list, and an autographed third Harry Potter book.

I truly believe that what Cassidy did was a very brave thing to do and I absolutely admire her for that. This shows how incredibly strong she is for such a young age. I could also see why she turned to that quote at this time. Maybe she have found a friend in Harry like most of us, but their bond is more special. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cassidy at this difficult time.

I salute also Queen JK for taking the time to acknowledge and show her support to Cassidy through these thoughtful tokens. The author truly have given a bit of light to this teenage girl's life and so are those people who started the internet campaign that led to this heartfelt gesture. Cheers to you all.

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