Pensive about a Pensieve
November 7, 2003 at 5:11 PM ET
Wizard News (via Maple Ridge Times)
Us older Harry Potter fans can sympathize with Dumbledore's need to keep a Pensieve handy, as Marlyn Graziano muses in their column for the Maple Ridge Times.
I wish I had a Pensieve.
Harry Potter fans will know what I'm talking about. For the uninitiated, a short explanation: The Pensieve is a marvelous device. Readers are introduced to it as a magical basin filled with a whitish silver substance.
That substance is made up of strands of thought, pulled from the mind of Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
If I had Professor Dumbledore's Pensieve in my kitchen cupboard, I could at least pick and choose what information I wanted to disregard for the moment. And I would be assured that although I had removed that information from my mind, it would still be accessible - sent off for safe storage and future retrieval.
As it stands, I have no way of knowing what's going to slip away and when.
Sometimes, it's not all that important. I figure that if I get to the top of the stairs and forget what I had headed up there to fetch, well at least I got some exercise.
When I get to the grocery store and can remember only three out of the four things I needed to buy, well, three out of four ain't bad.