Harry Potter Moment of the Week
Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Upcoming topics & how to join here.
Favorite Magical Item
Oh gosh, this feels completely impossible for me to narrow down to just one...how do you chose a single favorite amongst things like the Marauder's Map, the Pensive, the Sword of of Gryffindor & the Hallows?! And don't even get this Timelord lover started on the Time-Turner ♥ So bottom line, which item is my favorite? Well, I'm going to have to go with:
"The wand chooses the wizard... it's not always clear why."
- Ollivander to Harry Potter
A wand is a quasi-sentient magical instrument through which a witch or wizard channels her or his magical powers to centralize the effects for more complex results.
I would trample over my own mother (sorry mom!) for an actual magic wand! I absolutely adored JKR's explanation of how wands are used to channel (or hone) one's magical powers. I also love the use of varying wand woods and cores to make each wand more unique. My favorite bit of all though is how 'the wand chooses the wizard' I can only imagine what it must feel like to have your wand choose you.
The wand below didn't choose me as much as I chose it, but an exact replica of Harry's wand was the first HP collectors item I needed to have. I pretty much lost it when my friend surprised me with one for my birthday a few years back :D