Each of our senses can bring back vivid emotions/memories.
The commercial for Harry Potter World in Orland, Florida evokes one of those moments in the (approx) eight notes that start it. Okay, I have no idea what they are calling Harry Potter World, so maybe the commercial isn’t all that good. But, everytime it starts, I find myself transported to a dark theatre, heart racing but a little lighter, with all the hope and promises of a magical adventure.
I have been reading a new-to-me blog, ‘The Last Muggle to Read Harry Potter via The Last Muggle to Read Harry Potter.’ She is reading the Harry Potter series, for the first time. Since she has seen the movies and is twenty, she has an interesting perspective on the whole experience. She also comes up with things that I never thought.
We do not go to the theatre much anymore, even though AMC is only $5.00 in our area and I thought we would go alot. We still use our criteria for what is a “Big Screen” movie. I miss going to the theatre and I hate watching movies at home with husband. He is Mr. Logic. I get totally enveloped in whatever world the movie is in. I suspend belief because, hey, we are in the author/screen writer’s world and they probably just have different rules. Then, suddenly, I am brought back to our world by his telling me that something or other is, “blah! blah! blah!” He can’t do that in the theatre. He’s a real mood buster.
So, after he goes downstairs, I pop in a Harry Potter movie just to listen to those eight notes.