Twenty Years of Harry Potter? And Other Things to Think About

Dear Readers,

It’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and his world were conceived and brought to life by J. K. Rowling, a Scottish born woman who lived on welfare, but now she’s struck galleons, or gold as we Muggles would say, when she wrote the Harry Potter phenomenon to life. My personal experience with the books was that the books were so many volumes a piece of Braille that I could not get through them. I ended up reading the rest on Bookshare and audio, but I still kept up with the others regarding the Wizarding World. I wish that right now, I could use a bit of magic to make candy, keep my doors locked, and Apparate and Disapparate wherever I wanted to without a passport or airplane tickets. Too expensive, right? IF Wizards existed, I’m not sure I’d be one. Being blind and reading the Potter books, I’m seriously considering visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme land but it’s in a state that’s not safe for Trenton and I at the moment. With acquittal after acquittal of officers shooting down black people and making up poor excuses to kill a black person, I’m reluctant to let myself and Trenton roam the theme parks in Florida without help or a special security detail, as though we were famous. I do not want to have to wait in lines full of possible alt right white supremacists who could holler “Nigger” and other nasty terms at myself or Trenton. We’d need to protect our valuables from burglars in the hotel, and the Disney or Universal cast members would absolutely have to take responsibility for us because of circumstances. I won’t do business with Florida disney world because of someone who works there, name not given, who says I’m paranoid and need help. This girl was accused of playing me like a violin in high school, and yet she gets a job and all the things she dreams of. Why do I not have anything? Except for Trenton’s love and support, food on the table, and a roof over my head, there’s nothing. No dream vacation, no dream wedding on the way, and no family with kids. We’re too poor to avoid Medicaid, and a wedding in the traditional sense would warrant in the eyes of the government cuts to our benefits. We need Medicaid, SSI, and food stamps for now so we can work our way up, not be touted for not working. My parents think it okay to keep guardianship because they view Legal Shield as a “pyramid scheme.” It is not. Mid-Ocean Partners and Prepaid Legal have been around for decades, not a pyramid scheme at all. Because of contractual guardianship, my fiance is collecting the money for me, a form of slavery in my opinion. I have to do all the work and find businesses in the Denver area so that I can sell memberships to people. We need sales, all this to buy a home with. But it won’t get me off the system, so I’ll still have Medicaid and SSI, and any other insurers may charge overages for their services because of preexisting conditions like blindness. We want to vacation at Harry Potter land, but I will never feel safe again while officers are acquitted for killing black people, especially disabled ones. WHo never carry guns! That’s what’s upsetting me. If we go to Harry Potter land, I want safety and security and all that.

Author: denverqueen

My name is Beth. I'm blind from birth and enjoy the blogging atmosphere. I am a creative person, a musician, a writer, etc. This is me. Take it or leave it.

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