Saturday, April 7, 2012
G is For... Ginny
Spring cleaning goes ever on and on here at the hobbit hole. Being 33 weeks pregnant is definitely putting a crimp on how much I can do in a day. We managed to do most of the kitchen, the hall and the laundry room. Awaiting us tomorrow after church are the living room and the master bedroom. After that there will just be a few little odds and ends (that wretched linen closet is still mocking me).
Today's letter for the A to z Challenge is G... and I am feeling moved to discuss one of my favourite Harry Potter characters, Ginny Weasley. As you can probably imagine, Ginny has long been a favourite. So much so that I really did want my "Ginny's" real middle name to be Ginevra, but I gave in to my Beloved's desire to have a family name in that place instead.
When I was first reading Harry Potter, I confess that I wasn't terribly impressed by Miss Weasley. I thought she was a bit over the top in her shyness and inability to talk to Harry.
But she grew on me.
And then I started to like her.
I like how she stands up to her brothers and to Harry, and like Eowyn, doesn't listen to those who have 'her best interests' at heart. And she doesn't whine or mope. Bad stuff happens all around her, and yet she chooses to remain strong and defend that which is important to her. I like her strength, and her faith. She trusts that she will be with Harry, that there will be a time for them, even though she never actually says it. There isn't any drama... just confidence.
Have you ever come across a character that initially didn't do much for you, only to have them become a favourite?