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.
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. 🙂
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!