Dear Professor Snape, We Shall Miss You

 

I am the character you are not supposed to like. ~ Alan Rickman, Said the man who immortalized Professor Snape in our minds & hearts….

Very often I find myself looking from the holes of my world (That is the reality) into the very fictional world of Harry Potter & What not that my dear Madam Rowling created after having a delusional thought in the middle of a station of a Wizard that lived & then she set down and wrote a seven book series on it that left me thirsty for more adventure in the mere fictional world. I lived with them and today one of the actors who so fondly said, “When I am 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair,  I’ll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, ‘After all this time?’ And I will say, ‘Always.” My dear professor Snape who is better known as Alan Rickman or is that otherwise? I don’t have any idea how he would have preferred it for he was a very thoughtful man. I say that as I know him, I don’t actually I just grew up reading everything about him and all the other artists as I grew up.

                  Professor Snape…… The Half Blood Prince

He said that and he died today after fighting a hard battle against cancer at the age of 69, way too soon. But as Dumbledore said, “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living & above all pity those who live without love.” Professor Snape would have seconded him.

Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over. – Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman performed as Snape in hefty 8 movies of Harry Potter series and he is forever carved in the hearts of all of us, youngsters mostly who have read the books and also seen the Harry Potter movies. The reason I am writing this article right now is because when I was told, “hey,  Snape died.” I was like, “What? I know snape died in the movie!” “Yes, but Alan Rickman died!” The reader inside me screamed and got teary, I’ve to confess that I am not the sort of person to cry when an actor dies. This is my first time! I cried when Snape died in the books and the movies even when I knew that Snape is fighting a battle he will lose. I wonder how Alan Rickman was able to act professor Snape so perfectly even when he knew that Professor Snape will be killing Dumbledore & then dying in the act of saving the chose one??

“I can’t believe professor Snape is an awesome man. I just finished Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows and I can not imagine Professor Snape did everything he did since the start of this series for his love for Lilly Potter. I am sold. I am grateful to Miss. Rowling for creating such a strong character that will have effect on me for a life time. I hope someday I will be able to love someone the way Snape loved Lilly.” That is a paraphrased version of something  from my old journal after I finished reading Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows. Today when the man who played Professor Snape to perfection has died and I can not think of anything else. It’s like a part of my world has come to an end and now I have to look for other places. Strange but sure this part of my world will stay in my heart forever.

Professor Snape

Thank you Alan Rickman for giving me the memories of lifetime by doing what you loved with such conviction. Someday I hope & strive to do something even mildly similar to what you have done with your talents & desires for which I can be remembered. This is but a farewell to your soul as you depart to some world that I have no knowledge of. Your memories will live on with us as long as we live and perhaps even longer in our writings.

Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home. 🙂

                                                                    Mischief Managed. 

Today I will go to sleep with Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows in my arms and The Half Blood  in my mind. Maybe I will even dream of the whole book today!

  • I’m sorry I didn’t find this post back in January. It seems somehow fictional that Professor Snape/Alan Rickman have truly passed on. I’m glad the books and movies were completed before that happened because I can’t imagine anyone else filling the shoes of Professor Snape.

    • It’s a shivering feeling, to even imagine someone else playing Snape. Mr. Rickman gave Professor Snape an aura that will remain with us, “Always.”

  • You’ve put it so beautifully here…
    I wish he’s somewhere, and reading us…
    or even if he is not, I wish that he is reading, in a heavenly rocking chair…
    :’)

    • I hope so too that he is having a wonderful time and a nice rocking chair wherever he is.

      I am unable to comment on the Sparrow picture post. I just want to say that the picture speaks so much and I hardly captured a little. Thanks so much for stopping by and being so kind… See you 🙂

  • You’ve written a beautiful & befitting tribute. I feel exactly the same way about Sir Alan Rickman. Our childhood hero who’ll be in our hearts, always.

    • Always dear, always. 🙂 Thanks for coming up here 🙂

  • My eldest son is a huge Harry Potter fan, has read all the books several times, and really loved the character of Snape. He was profoundly shocked when Alan Rickman died. I must admit to being saddened by it too. I was an adult when the first book came out, but I read it anyway to see what all the fuss was about.

    I enjoyed it and got into the habit of reading subsequent books as they appeared. I even bought the last book in hardback as soon as it was published because I was scared that if I waited for the paperback version, someone would tell me what happened. I’m not an out-and-out Potterhead like my son, but I have a lot of affection for the series and I’m very sad that Snape has left us. 🙁

    • I can feel your sadness!!! I am a grown up now and most people my age don’t get it but I still love Harry Potter and the amazing world that J K Rowling created! You also have your son and that only makes you love Harry Potter in a different way then I but your affection is sweet. I never thought someone would buy a Harry Potter copy just because he doesn’t want to know the end form someone else.. You have earned much of my respect!! haha

      thanks for sharing with me 🙂 I felt good.

      • You’re very welcome. I enjoyed the post, even though it was a bit sad to think of poor old Mr. Rickman. 🙂

  • I can resonate with the post so much! Snape’s character had so much shades in it and, Rickman just made it superbly!
    He might have many other feathers in his cap, but he shall forever be remembered as Snape…Amen …
    A wonderful tribute, dear… 🙂

    • thanks Maniparna:) True that Alan Rickman played many characters but he will be forever carved as professor snape in ours.

  • It is funny how some characters grab us in this way and become almost part of us. They stay in our thoughts for a long time. I can understand how Snape/Alan Rickman’s death could upset you so much. Nicely expressed post. 🙂

  • P.S. Where is your FOLLOW button? I can’t see it..

    • It’s at the top right of my home page. 🙂

  • Your words breathes so much love for him. I can truly feel how his death pains you and how his life and his character has have inspired you.

    • I loved Professor Snape more then I loved Harry in many ways that I can not explain. He was just an awesome man. Thank for the comment dear.

  • As I read this my daughter ran over to me in order to have me put duct tape on the wand she made out of straws. So that she could run around saying “Wingardium Leviosa!” Such a sad piece of news, but such a lovely tribute you’ve written here. Thank you.

    • I am glad your daughter is another Harry Potter prodigy in the making! 🙂 Thank you so much for the comment.

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