Happy Birthday Laura Benanti!
Tony Award winner Laura Benanti was born on July 15. Find out more about the actress who has appeared on Broadway as Louise in Gypsy, Cinderella in Into the Woods and Candela in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at PlaybillVault.com.
Amy Poehler (via slutsandsinners)
He rummaged in the pouch hung around his neck, and pulled out the two halves of holly still just connected by the finest thread of phoenix feather. Hermione had said that they could not be repaired, that the damage was too severe. All he knew was that if this did not work, nothing would. He laid the broken wand upon the headmaster’s desk, touched it with the very tip of the Elder Wand, and said “ Reparo .” As his wand resealed, red sparks flew out of its end. Harry knew that he had succeeded. He picked up the holly and phoenix wand and felt a sudden warmth in his fingers, as though wand and hand were rejoicing at their reunion. “I’m putting the Elder Wand,” he told Dumbledore, who was watching him with enormous affection and admiration, “back where it came from. It can stay there. If I die a natural death like Ignotus, its power will be broken, won’t it? The previous master will never have been defeated. That’ll be the end of it.” Dumbledore nodded. They smiled at each other.
I was trying so hard to hold myself together,
tried to be legos scattered on the living room
waiting for a kid with muddy feet and smooth hands
to put me away
or build me neatly into something worth photographing.
I wanted to be monkey bars,
wanted someone to hold on to…