Of course, this is a power, like my brand of fictional magic, that is morally neutral. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathise with humans whose experiences we have never shared. Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. I have come up with two answers. RowlingHarvardcommencement speech
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Programmer, husband, father, singer, guitarist, tinkerer, reverse engineer, strange, and living in New Jersey. The second half of her speech talks of the value and power of imagination. I wish you all very good lives. Shawn on Why has God made me suffer all my life? May 22, by admin.
I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. A year-old from Colorado asked about the avuncular headmaster of Hogwarts School: The notion of a Messianic child wizard engaged in battles of good and evil are a yawner: Believe it, or notEducation. That love, she said, was Dumbledore's "great tragedy". An exceptionally short-lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless.