"You and whose army?"
-- Neville Longbottom
Today, all Autumn People who discovered the added Hallowe'en magic of the world of Harry Potter celebrate the day -- 15 years ago now -- when the greater gathering of good destroyed a terrible network of evil. When Tom met his end, when the 'complete git' bit it.
When Voldey went mouldy.
A bittersweet, awe-inspiring night and day.
Bittersweet like the end of a good job, a long production, a particularly difficult and mind-changing, heart-learning adventure...
"No ending can be right, because it shouldn't be over at all.
The magic is not supposed to go away."
-- Stephen King on the end of the book series
It's alright though.
The magic never goes away. Like Remus, and Tonks, and Fred, and even the bad guys... it never ends.
To those who know -- Happy Wizarding Independence Day.
To those who don't -- now might be a perfect time to begin the adventure.