If you can’t escape winter physically, you can at least take a vacation mentally. Let’s travel to Diagon Alley and go shopping. Those familiar with Harry Potter already understand the magical power of a wand purchased from Ollivanders. Woods and cores and lengths and flexibilities are the distinct features of each instrument, but not until a wand chooses its owner does a connection happen. Swish, swish.
What If Mr. Ollivander created mobility canes instead of wands? Another tool that uses life experience and skill. I would want a cane that adapted to my environments and challenges. This is magical realism so morphing items can abound.
Perhaps I would lean on a walnut and dragonheart string core on dark days when I must power through with authority no matter the cost, a la Bellatrix. I would select a long, oak instrument like Hagrid’s when I have the time and space to bumble around and explore a place that enchants me. Vine wood and dragonheart string would accompany me for everyday practicality and wisdom, a mirror of Hermione’s wand. Finally, I would gravitate to a cherry wood and unicorn hair core like Neville’s for jovial social engagements.
Or, I could hope to own an Elder wand like Dumbledore and carry a cane that masters all. Winter lasts. I will keep dreaming.
What would your walking stick or other tool be fashion from if Ollivanders created it? Do you enjoy magical realism and fantasy books like Harry Potter? Tell me about it.