I think John said it, but I’ll repeat it.
The new Harry Potter film just isn’t the same without Hogwarts. It’s been a while since I read the last book, so I can’t even recall if it was in the book (someone help me out here), but it was noticeably absent. I even found myself dreaming about castles last night. I guess it’s a good thing I am soon going to Oxford, and can get my fix.
I’ve always had a fascination with turrets, or cupolas. One of the very first museums I worked at in Van had a cupola and even in the dead of summer I’d still go up there and have a tea break. It was in the West End, and you could see over all the trees and look directly out onto English Bay. Truly beautiful.
There is something so peaceful, magical even, having a view so suspended. That’s why I envy gargoyles.
I would like to retire in a castle, in the country with a turret or cupola. In England, of course. Yes. Maybe it would overlook a heath, like in an Ann Radcliffe novel, or something. Wouldn’t that be grand. It’d have to have modern conveniences though. How else would I get to chat with you all?
Do you have a fantasy house? Where would it be?