"That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to understand. Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped."
Dumbledore could have been talking about any one of so many people in this world.
And I find it very satisfying that one of the most insidiously ignorant people who ever brought tragedy and fear into this world has finally been removed from it on today of all days.
We celebrate the end of that murdering coward's life, and can only hope that now, as a mewling, frightened, sick little blip facing his own judgment, he may finally begin to understand the power of that magic and love all of us have held dear since before we were born.
And maybe, just maybe, he'll learn while cowering at the foot of Truth, that nothing he did could ever have removed that magic from the world.
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it -- always." -- Mohandis K. Ghandi
Morning Glow is here at last.
Happy Wizarding Independence Day.