Monday, April 30, 2007

Blog Metaphor

As we await the publication of the seventh and last Harry Potter book this July, our family is re-reading the series. Here’s an interesting passage that carries more meaning for me the second time around:

“It is called a Pensieve,” said Dumbledore. “I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind . . . . At these times, . . . I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one’s mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one’s leisure. It becomes easier to spot patterns and links, you understand, when they are in this form.”
—From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

That’s kind of how I've come to view this blog.

But I'm no Dumbledore! So, please bear with me. . . .

7 comments:

Johnny Yen said...

I like that analogy.

busterp said...

Hi. I followed johnny over. I agree too.

I always liked the idea of pensieves. J.K. has such a great imagination and in this case the term fits so well with a "real" word sieve.

Also liked portkeys. (when reading I like words I can pronounce in my head and remember their meanings)

lulu said...

Pensive is one of vocabulary words this week...I think I am going to have them read this paragraph (and explain what a sieve is) and see if it helps them understand.

Big Orange said...

I like it too. except for me it's a "babble".

JR's Thumbprints said...

Thanks for the heads up. I guess I'll be standing in a store at midnight, donning robe and glasses, waiting for the last Harry Potter book.

Danielle said...

I too followed Johnny over here and I am so glad I did. For some reason I have never read the series or viewed the films. I think that is about to change. Those lines really sum up the benefits of blogging.

Be well and enjoy the day

Kathy said...

Hey, thanks everybody!

It's not a perfect metaphor, though. After all, Dumbledore left his pensieve under lock and key. . . .

Hope you can stop by again soon.