Things I’m thankful for today:

  1. Diana picking up on a moment of sadness last night and being aware of my needs.
  2. A moment of clarity regarding my faith this morning.
  3. The boys playing with water balloons in the backyard this afternoon. They got filthy, especially Asher, which brings a special joy because he’s the hardest to entice outside much of the time.

(Originally posted to Goodreads September 15, 2016)

Loved it. I don’t have a long review planned, but aspects I especially liked beyond the pacing and the imaginative stage production was that Harry and Draco foster a begrudging and mutually respectful friendship and put aside past hurts, not only for the sake of their sons Albus and Scorpio (BFFs), but also for their own sakes. Time seems to heal all wounds. I also very much liked that Albus is a Slytherin, giving the world of Harry Potter a bit of gray instead of the black-and-white, Gryffindor is good, Slytherin is evil, and who gives a crap about Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw that we’ve always had. Maybe we’ll see further expansion of the Harry Potter universe to include those forgotten houses and add further complexity, but this play is an excellent start in challenging the traditionalism about the series we often overlook.

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