The Thursday Threesome::Bell, Book and Candle::

Onesome: Bell – Belling the cat: What have you taken on lately that you really, really didn’t want to do? …and did it get taken care of?


Uh…


Twosome: Book – What was the last radical departure in your reading habits? I mean, you were reading one genre for a while, what did you switch to?


My reading habits are so eclectic that it’s hard to say which direction is a departure. But the last book I finished was Red Thunder by John Varley.


Threesome: Candle – Do you burn candles around the house? use them for decoration? …or are you more into flowers and tablecloths?


Candles? Flowers? Tablecloths? We only use candles when the power goes out. Flowers… die around here. We do have a tablecloth on the dining room table…




EXTRA: The topic of the week at the Back Porch: The Patronus

�The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of the very thing that the Dementor feeds upon � hope, happiness, the desire to survive � but it cannot feel despair, as real humans can, so the Dementors can�t hurt it.�Each one is unique to the wizard who conjures it�.(It) will work only if you are concentrating with all your might on a single, very happy memory.�

(Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, p. 176)

If you have read the book, you will know that Harry�s Patronus took the form of a stag, which was the animal his father would transform into.

If you were to conjure a Patronus as a guardian, what would be the single, very happy memory you would use? And what form do you think your Patronus would take?


For a happy memory, it’s hard to top the births of my children.

What form? What else? Moo.

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