I’m still waiting for an owl to bring me my acceptance letter to Hogwarts. I know you may think it’s strange that I have a trunk packed with quills, potion books and school robes, but certainly I’m not the only one out there who would jump (or fly) at the chance to attend this esteemed School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Hogwarts is my home away from home (or at least it would be if I could get there). I was one of those people who read the books after seeing the films. When I read the books, I wasn’t just reading about the wizarding world, I really was at Hogwarts. I could see myself walking through the mysterious halls, greeting ghosts and relishing every adventure with my magical friends. I set the book down and thought, “Why can’t I go to Hogwarts instead of graduate school?”
It’s no secret that Graduate School can be challenging. Of course, the muggle professors are brilliant, the books are interesting (although not as interesting as Quidditch Through the Ages) and it’s probably easier to type a paper rather than write one with a quill. However, I must admit that most of the time I wish I was studying at Hogwarts. I mean, who needs research and statistics when you could be learning to make Polyjuice Potion?
Sadly, word on the street is that Hogwarts does not accept financial aid at this time. There also seems to be a tragic lack of magic portals to Hogsmeade here in Colorado Springs. So here I am in graduate school writing papers and doing research … and waiting for an owl to deliver my Hogwarts acceptance letter.
By Esther Owen