I stole the diadem from my mother. I sought to make myself cleverer, more important than my mother. I ran away with it. My mother, they say, never admitted that the diadem was gone, but pretended that she had it still. She concealed her loss, my dreadful betrayal, even from the other founders of Hogwarts. Then my mother fell ill-fatally ill. In spite of my perfidy, she was desperate to see me one more time. She sent a man who had long loved me, though I spurned his advances, to find me. She knew that he would not rest until he had done so. He tracked me to the forest where I was hiding. When I refused to return with him, he became violent. The Baron was always a hot-tempered man. Furious at my refusal, jealous of my freedom, he stabbed me. When he saw what he had done, he was overcome with remorse. He took the weapon that had claimed my life, and used it to kill himself.
Claire Forlani as Rowena Ravenclaw
Sarah Bolger as Helena Ravenclaw
François Arnaud as Bloody Baron
We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.
—Lori Deschene (via expresswithsilence)
All it takes is a small, simple shift in perception and you will start a tidal wave of change in your life. You will begin to re-wire your mind, transform your body and re-connect with your soul. You can make the shift from seeing what is wrong about something, to seeing what is right. You can shift from focusing on what you don’t have, to what you do. You can shift from the energy of fear, into a space of love. The minute you change your focus and energy, the whole world around you also shifts to reflect that.
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