has written a beautiful poetic essay about the nature of fandom
. And as I read it, I remembered something Amy Tan wrote in The Kitchen God's Wife
. I don't recall exactly how it went, but it was something about how there are times when you see something so right, so perfect, that all you can think is, "Oh! How true! How true it is!" Reading this essay was one of those times for me.
I'm so thankful I found Harry Potter. And fandom. And all you wonderful people on my flist. I think my RL friends think I'm a bit crazy (the cooler ones love me even more for it), and you know what? I just feel sorry for them. I wouldn't give this up for the world. And truly, you all--the ones I've gotten to know and the ones I'm still getting to know--are such a huge part of it.
Go read hesychasm
's essay. And have a box of tissues nearby.Bonus feature: The URL for the essay has 87 in it!