The golden trio (1999 - 2011)
I sat and thought for four hours, and all the details bubbled up in my brain, and this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn’t know he was a wizard became more and more real to me.
Actually finishing it was the most remarkable feeling I’ve ever had… [I felt] euphoria, devastated… I was in a hotel room on my own, sobbing my heart out. I downed half a bottle of champagne in one and went home with mascara all over my face.
— J. K. Rowling.
I have the wand, I have the power
That’s what always kept Hagrid safe. Because Hagrid actually would’ve been a natural to kill in some ways. But because I always cleaved to this mental image of Hagrid being the one carrying Harry out and that was so perfect for me because it was Hagrid who came and took him into the world and then Hagrid who would bring him back.