the other day, i was in erlangen with my friend andy. we were walking to the gym (where we are both members). i made him take the "long, pretty way" so we could enjoy the snow. when we came across a cemetery, i insisted that we make a detour. he kept complaining, "why are we walking through a cemetery when we are supposed to be working out..." and i said, "my dad loves cemeteries, too" as if that were supposed to persuade him? in america, i find them creepy, but in europe, i find them charming.
as we were walking through, he asked me if i had seen the new harry potter movie yet. i said, "no, i've actually never seen the movies, but maybe i will someday". he said, "wait, aren't you so obsessed with the books, though?" i answered yes and before i could explain he said, "but are you afraid the movies would ruin the images in your head?" and i said "yes, exactly". he said, "yeah, i love the movies but i totally, totally understand that". i like it when people say that instead of, "that's the dumbest thing i've ever heard". he then asked me, "do you think after you re-read the series a couple more times, your imagination will be immune to alteration?". i said, "quite possibly, but i'd rather not risk it after what happened to my babysitter's club characters once that movie came out in 1996".
and i leave you with that quote.
and some pictures of a cemetery.
^ the whomping willow, perhaps?