Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Animagi - From The Potter series!

My son is reading the Harry Potter Series and along with him, I started reading for the second time.

On re-watching a movie that we enjoyed, we tend to notice subtle details that we had not the first time. I think the same holds true for books. Certain wordings and details and quotes touch you differently depending on how old you are as well. Last time, I was in college and now I am mother of two!

One of the spells in Harry Potter series is the Animagus curse, the ability to turn into a particular animal. Sirius is a dog, McGonagall is a cat, Peter Pettigrew a villainous rat! We do have fantasy stories in Indian folklore about serpents and mongooses that can assume human form at will! (Btw someone enlighten me, when more than one, is it mongooses or mongeese?) I wonder!

If I had that power, wonder what I would want to turn myself into? 

A dog?  I would not want to be on a leash every time I go out.

A cat? Naah! 

Elephant! They are such magnificent creatures and I have a huge load of respect for the matriarchs in every herd for the way they run the show!

Tiger perhaps? It looks so majestic and proud and fearless and bold.

May be a panda?  They look cute , are cuddly and all they do is eat and sleep! Perfect with may be Netflix access ! 

A bear ..May be a polar bear! The snow, the winter, the whiteness! Eat some fish, do some swimming and play in the snow! I know winter is hard! But trust me, for people living in tropical and hot places, snow is heaven!

Maybe a panther! A black one! Like Bagirah in Mowgli...Did you know that black panthers also have spots and they are just not clearly visible due to their dark coats?

A peacock maybe? But only the males look so attractive with all the blue and green. Peahens look like slightly bigger garden fowls! 

A unicorn?? Yeah unicorns are imaginary but so is turning into an animal! Yes, I would like to be a white unicorn that can fly with a rainbow colored horn and mane that feeds on only ice-cream and does not get fat after that!

I sound like a preschooler I guess but that's what happens when you are a mother of two and watching a lot of  My Little Pony episodes with your daughter!

So what animal would you like to be?