Roots

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“Our roots affect who we become… Our identities are formed from the roots and up.

“…A muggle-born will grow up without the Tales of Beedle the Bard, half-bloods will know a balance of each world, whereas many pure-bloods will be at odds in the world of muggles.”

— Professor Tudor, Herbology 101

CHARMS 101 — Journal: Lesson 2

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CHRM-101 — Journal: Lesson 2

 “Squibs”.  What an odd name.  It’s extremely exciting learning more about this wizarding world.  It’s truly eye-opening gaining a wider, more in-depth view of the magical community.  I’ve heard of the terms ‘muggles’, ‘muggle-born’, ‘half’-blood’, and ‘pure-blood’, but not ‘squibs’.  I suppose prejudice breeds wherever there are people.  This is a slight let-down, I must say.  Isn’t there some magic to create a sort of Utopia where there’s equality for all?

Professor Virneburg had us experience the ball of energy within each of us in class today—that same “ball of energy” I referred to in my previous journal entry.  It was a phenomenal experience feeling it radiate throughout my body, and tears welled up in my eyes involuntarily.  I hope none of my classmates nor the professor noticed—that would be rather embarrassing.

I’ve been practising casting Lumos and Nox since we were introduced to them yesterday.  It’s getting quite a fair bit easier.  And today, I was particularly intrigued by one of the new spells we learnt—Wingardium Leviosa!  It isn’t as easy as how Professor Virneburg made it seem to be.  More practice is needed!