understated melodrama (more refined than usual)
i think like i have gained insight recently into how harry potter must feel. for two reasons.
one is my teeth. i have had to put up with aching painful teeth (with sudden stabs of intense pain) for a week and it is not nice. but harry has had to put up with his scar hurting for years, especially since voldemort came back. and when voldemort is close or feeling emotional, it hurts even more. now, i know it was pretty difficult to think when my teeth were hurting so much. but just imagine how hard it must be for harry when he gets that head-splitting pain in his scar! and to top it off, he almost always gets this pain when dealing with very dangerous and difficult situations. all i have had to deal with is people asking me questions and trying to get to sleep.
the second reason is this conference i am going to on wednesday. i have been having recurring dreams about what it is going to be like since january, and most of them are scary; involving people chasing me or trying to make me eat gross things or giving me too much attention. anyway, harry had recurring dreams in The Order of the Phoenix; and those dreams ended up leading to the tragic events at the ministry of magic. perhaps i too have been feeling a subconscious sense of foreboding about this camp. what is going to happen?
disclaimer: i like harry potter but you do not have to. i just get excited about it sometimes. like how boys get excited about rugby.