O for Ollivander

Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C.
Pic source: Harry Potter Wikia.com

What really strikes me about Mr. Ollivander is his elephantine memory. He could remember the make of each and every wand that passed through his hand into the hands of young wizards and witches. He could also remember the capability of each wand in each area of magic, and also the specifications!  

But, in real life, you can find people like Ollivander. The first example is of Potterheads themselves. We can remember each and every spell, each and every dialogue, each and every sweet that Fred and George prepared, and also each and every secret exit out of Hogwarts!
Second example, cricket lovers. The only reason why I regret being born in India is because each and everyone follows cricket like as if it’s a religion. Cricket stats are discussed, player strength and weaknesses are examined minutely, etc. 

Thirdly, we have some people who religiously follow a certain path of study. Maybe they memorize song lyrics (I do this!) and perform at every possible karaoke session ( I don’t do this!). Some selfie maniacs talk about the trigonometry of a camera (does it actually exist?) and movie buffs talk about the latest flick on the silver screens (That hero-heroine pairing was so not cool!)
What I’m trying to prove here is: Each and everyone of us has this thing we know very well, this special skill/talent /hobby that we follow religiously. Years of practice and dedication lead us to perfection. Others may seem awestruck as we recall the 12 uses of dragon blood or the number of runs that were scored by India in the 1983 World Cup. But to us, it seems like as if we were born with this knowledge ingrained in our brains. And that’s what makes each one of us superior to each other. Superior in our own way. The way Ollivander was the finest wandmaker all over London, only rivalled by Gregorovitch, the Durmstrang wandmaker.

So, what’s the one thing that sets you apart from the rest? Me- ability to recall the exact words that people said years ago. (I don’t know if that actually is an asset, because I could never memorize poems in the same manner!) Fill the comments section with your views, maybe you’ll find someone like you out here!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I am a fellow song lyrics memorizer apparently, and a bit of a movie buff to boot, though I do neither of those two things to Ollivanderian (I like totally just made that word up, like right now yo) extremes. 🙂


  2. Hehe.. cool! I'm not a movie buff, but I can remember the dialogues of a movie if I see it once or twice!


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