Into the Wild

I Go Back to May 1937
by Sharon Olds

I see them standing at the formal gates of their colleges,
I see my father strolling out
under the ochre sandstone arch, the
red tiles glinting like bent
plates of blood behind his head, I
see my mother with a few light books at her hip
standing at the pillar made of tiny bricks with the
wrought-iron gate still open behind her,

Happiest man on earth

J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter

“The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised* like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is.”

* “erised” is “desire” spelled backwards, as if reflected in a mirror, and it show the “deepest and most desperate desire of one’s heart”