I'm not going to get an invitation to attend Hogwarts.
This is a hard one for me to accept and I'm trying really hard to be brave, but I need to just admit it out loud to you all. I'm never going to get to sit in the Great Hall under the floating candles. I'm never going to have a butterbeer in Hogsmeade. I'm never, and this one really hurts, going to get to walk down Diagon Alley.
I know what you're all thinking. "Kellie, you're a grown woman of thirty mumble, surely you realise that Harry Potter is just a book. Those places don't really exist. Besides, the idea of a grown woman wanting to go to a school full of kids is just creepy. Cut it out."
And to you doubting Thomas's I say, oh really? Then how do you explain this [link]!
That's right, our overlords at Google have done what scholars for the past decade have been trying to accomplish ... and by scholars of course I mean Harry Potter nerds ... and proven the existence of the magical world. You can put up all the protective spells you want, magical people, but you can't keep the Google Van out!
Thanks to Google maps, we Muggles can now get a glimpse inside of Diagon Alley and see the places we've all read about. You can see Slug and Jiggers Apothecary, Eeylops Owl Emporium, Magical Menagerie, and plenty more.
I know, it's not the same as actually getting to go ourselves, but at this point I'm willing to take what I can get.
And so, to all my fellow Harry Potter fans out there, I leave you with a question I read on Tumblr the other day. If you had the choice between world peace and getting to go to Hogwarts, which house would you be in?