Thursday, January 14, 2016


What is happening to the world? First, it was David Bowie. And now, Alan. Many people would think it is strange, and perhaps downright silly and melodramatic, to be moved and shattered by someone’s death, by a loss of someone you are not personally acquainted with. Alan Rickman, among the many brilliant and indelible roles he had played on screen and on stage, will always be Professor Snape to me. Rickman’s characterization captured Snape’s soul in the Harry Potter books, it was a soul that reflects many ordinary people’s: pained, complex, human. I may not know this person well, but through him I know myself well. Farewell, Professor. I raise my wand for you.

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