Thursday, January 14, 2016

After All this Time? Always.

For the past weeks, I was robbed of my peace of mind. That's what I get for overthinking and over analyzing things, for worrying about the future and possible worst-case scenarios, and for being too weak to get out of that thinking loop.

And just when I got off the grid, I become deeply saddened hearing that one of my favorite actors was avada kedevrad by cancer. Alan Rickman. Although I still wish that what I've read from CNN was just a hoax. :(

Goodbye Professor Snape, the Half-blood Prince, Head of the Slytherin House, Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher, Potions Master, member of the Order of the Phoenix, the bravest wizard I've ever known, and that one person I've never expected to learn so much about love from.

“But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”
“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!”
From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I have loved Snape even before the movies came out. But Alan Rickman amplified what's already beautiful. He's got the voice, the attitude, that swoop, and the style that makes his portrayal to the character flawless. There could have never been a better Professor Snape. And I don't think I'd like to see someone else play such a hated and yet well-loved character. No one can say "Always" better than he does. He is the best and the only Severus Snape there could ever be.

There were already too many celebrity deaths and I've never been this affected. I'm a tough meanie, but this got me teary-eyed. Really. Perhaps, this has stricken me so much because I am a certified Potterhead and I've always been a Slytherin - a proud one.

To the man who can bewitch the mind and ensnare our senses, to the one who was able to bottle fame and brew glory, and even though you weren't able to put a stopper in death, that doesn't make you any less of the awesome you are. Thank you, Alan Rickman for all those years of brilliant entertainment, for teaching us that heroes can hide even in the most unlikely places, and for breathing life into Professor Snape and making him real.

The world has lost a little magic but all the houses are united tonight.

I raise my wand in your honor. You will surely be missed.
Always. Alan Rickman 1946-2016


  1. Sara..... huhuhuhu T_T

  2. The star has risen above the skies. I'm sad about his passing too.

  3. if you never heard of David Bowie before & you search him online,
    you will also find out that he is already dead.

    and to think that i am still alive, even if i am not happy:?

    people i don't know are also warning me about endeavors such as looking for it,
    least i will never find it elsewhere.., if not for that place just under my nose.

    i guess i'm going to have a runny nose at the very moment of it's founding.


  4. This is such a sad news. Nonetheless, I know he'll be awesome in heaven!


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