I think that today its finally hit me how final the 21st of July is going to be. I decided to watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire today because it was a snow day, and as it was going on, mainly during the ending, I cried once for Cedric's death, twice in anticipation to his death, and then finally at the very end when everyone is saying goodbye, not because the movie was over but because the final book is 5 months from being released. 5 months remain and then its done. Its almost like a doctor came up to me February 1st and told me that I have 5-6 months to live and that the final day would be the 21st of July, 2007. You would think I would be happy, and I am, but theres nothing else after that. No more. Just an epilogue and maybe a Harry Potter Encyclopedia. I can't even imagine how JK Rowling is feeling at this moment. Well...maybe I can:
"Even while I'm mourning, though, I feel an incredible sense of achievement. I can hardly believe that I've finally written the ending I've been planning for so many years. I've never felt such a mixture of extreme emotions in my life, never dreamed I could feel simultaneously heartbroken and euphoric."
If I'm feeling so emotional, I'm surprised that Jo didn't go crazy. But she also mentioned that she was feeling very relieved but sad. I cried probably for 20 minutes after the movie and laughed at myself because I was crying. But, if anyone is joining me for a release date party, I'll probably sob the moment I lay hands on that book. for at least 8 years of my life, I have read and loved Harry Potter and have been so captivated by the world that JK Rowling created. I have connected with so many of the characters, laughed with them, cried with them, and felt so much loss when characters died. Jo has created this amazing world that children and adults alike can delve into and live in for the time their eyes scan the pages. It has been such a big part of my life and its so sad to have to see it go, but so satisfying to say that I have read all the long and short of those books from 1-7 and to finally see Lord Voldemort be destroyed and hopefully the ending that I've been dreaming up for a long time.
While the books may be done, the movies have yet to be finished, and I hope that from the 5th movie to the end that I will not be disappointed. These are going to be the most emotional and you all who are going to direct these movies better not screw it up! I expect to cry uncontrollably when Sirius, Dumbledore, and any other person dies and when Bill gets mauled and when every other thing happens.
Now, I'm going to eat dinner then watch Psych and be happy. No more concentrating on the finality of Harry Potter.