An Ironic Quote

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -― Albus Dumbledore (via J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

I saw this quote on a keychain, hanging amongst a sea of keychains and other assorted baubles on the side of a kiosk, in the middle of a recreation of Hogsmeade (complete with fake snow), with folks passing by, plastic wands in hand while shorn in robes gilded with the yellows, reds and greens of various houses, on their way to wait in a 35-minute line for the "Escape from Gringott's 3D experience" ride in a theme park whose sole purpose is to extract large quantities of money by capitalizing on said attendees' dwelling in a superficial manifestation of J.K. Rowling's dreams in an attempt to escape their own realities for just a little while.

Or maybe experiencing a highly commercialized interpretation of someone else's dreams is considered living?

    Don't fall for a magic world
    We humans got it all
    Every one of us
    Has a heaven inside
            -- Kate Bush

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