Saturday, September 07, 2013

A brief time out

from national and civilizational decline.

Isolated and on the run from an increasingly powerful Voldemort, with an unstable and paranoid Ron's whereabouts and status unknown, Harry and Hermione find themselves at a dead end.

Harry tries to cheer her up. Even this cranky old declinist is moved by the strength and the sweetness of it. Harry plays the man, authentically, both taking charge and clowning for her. And she accepts the gift, without ego. All without words. You see some of the rare beauty of male-with-female friendship. It's touching, sweet and admirable.


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