Wand of McGonagall

For someone as established, wise, and revered as he, the greatest gift you can give someone is your full attention and presence in the moment… In the hour I say with him he managed to be completely present, kind, attentive, and curious about someone who did not expect or look for that from him.
—Evana Lynch on Alan Rickman

Of all the heartfelt tributes to Alan Rickman that have been shared, this is one of my faves. A) because it’s by Luna Lovegood and B) because she admits he was so constantly in character she was a bit terrified of him.

The worst part of our journey over here was definitely finding out that Alan Rickman passed. I’m not one to get super caught up by most celebrity deaths, but I loved that guy as an actor. Even in some of his lesser remembered roles he was such a sinister presence. I know it’s the wrong character but this was the most relevant picture I had.

While we were at Ollivander’s wand shop, the question of whose wand to buy was an easy one. Minerva McGonagall. And they had every option you could think of. Luna Lovegood’s dad. Gotta wonder how many of those they sell.

Oh and let’s never forget to give thanks for all the days we continue to have the wonderful Maggie Smith among us.



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