Thursday, December 16, 2010

Golden Snitch and a Holiday Story

My retreat to the studio has been good in many more ways than I can count. I've returned to a long ago past when I first learned metal smithing from my father. Only we never made beads. I love a hollow bead. There is just something about that shape, round on the outside, hollow within, an empty vessel that contains whatever you would like to put in it.  I always find an enclosed hollow form like a bead to have a bit of mystery. You can feel the void within the form but you can't see inside. It is totally up to you to imagine anything or nothing at all inside.

Never mind those hands up there. They are working hands and a distraction from the holiday side of this story.

I showed this photo to a friend and her young son remarked that it looked like a snitch. He's a Harry Potter fan. It brought me back to the first Harry Potter film. We were living in Australia at the time and Peter and I and the children all ditched work and school to see a matinee of the film. Unanimously, our favourite part of the film was the Quidditch match. We all loved the golden snitch and it's role as the game piece. If you've no idea what I am talking about you really need to watch this very first film! Even read the book!!!!

We saw this film a few days before Christmas some ten years ago. For many reasons, this was something of a watershed holiday season for us. Our children were on the verge of becoming adults and leaving to lead their own lives. This film is one of the things that we shared that season that strengthened our bonds with each other. I'd all but forgotten this detail of that holiday.

Thank you my young friend for bringing the Golden Snitch back into my holidays!


Unknown said...

I first had a Dr. Seuss flashback to a snitch until I read about the Quidditch match. I haven't seen the movie, but I read the book and now I have a wonderful visual for Harry's snitch! I think your snitches (and the memories of learning metal smithing from your father) are absolutely wonderful!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

beautiful post and the funny thing is it brought me back to the first time I saw the movie way back when it was just my husband and I on a date.
I love the snitches you have made.
Shannon C

mairedodd said...

there is something about those treasured bonding moments - xo

SueBeads said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those beads. You KNOW I need some! We love HP too, but my fave is Elf.

stregata said...

I love your Golden Snitch - those beads are magical, LeAnn. And how wonderful that they have brought back an important memory.

Judy said...

Wonderful moments you unexpectedly re- created...I just love your beads, they are so beautifully made!

Unknown said...

Such wonderful memories, the beads are fabulous!

sharon said...

Glad this took you back to a magical time LeAnn, and you can carry that with you!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Glad to have you back Lit'l Sister!!

Oh I must agree with Renate, I love the golden snitch, and it was my favorite part of the movie!!

Your boxes are beautiful and are good medicine for the soul!! Please remember that we are right here for you and gladly lend you the strenth that you will need.

I'm slowly making the rounds after surgery which went great! I still have my sight only clearer now. And I didn't lose any of the close up vision!!

Cherish this holiday and keep your eyes open there will be many doors opening. Always keep in mind that we all grieve and heal in our own time and in our own way. Be patient with yourself and listen to yourself. What your heart has to say is important for you to listen to.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.