A coaching lesson from Dumbledore

pensieveJK Rowling understands human nature very well.  To build an entire universe populated by people, animals and magical creatures that each have their own personalities, foibles and idiosyncrasies is….well…brilliant.

And so, after a couple excursions to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, I decided to read the books again; I missed the characters.

The first time around, I didn’t catch some of the wisdom conveyed by the elders in the wizarding world; I read it for the story.  In most second reads once you know the story, you see insights, philosophy and wisdom. (more…)