In praise of teens - Related Image.
From left, Lizz Kitching, Colin Hetesi, Lena Petersen, Ali Sandstrom, Rachele Marchand
My son talked me into it.
He wanted to go to the midnight showing of the final piece of Potterlore - the last horcrux of the series if you will.
He's 14 and staying up until 3 a.m. is actually fun - a treat. I am, well, not 14. You know you're an adult when you really just want to go to bed - as soon as possible.
But it's summer and my boy is of the tech-geek, non-athletic variety and there's nowhere near enough to do in Muskoka to keep him engaged. So to Potter we went.
It was great. Not just the movie, though I loved it, but the experience. The theatre was full of teens with all their energy, creativity and enthusiasm.
I'm a big fan of the age group and all their quirks. Never know what they're going to do next. But for the most part, it tends to be something smart, compassionate and off-the-wall. My kind of people.
At the show, I particularly enjoyed the young people that got into the spirit of the night with costumes and wands.
I was kicking myself for leaving my camera at home. What kind of photographer leaves her camera at home? Fortunately Lena Peterson was there with her appropriately Potterized friends and they asked me to shoot them in their best bewitching pose. Then she sent it to me.
Thank you Lena.