Potter Artifacts: Covid metaphor meme
Updated: May 19, 2020
Part of my fascination with the Harry Potter books is how they manage, for some fans, to color areas outside their reading experience. As we enter the sixth week of shutdown due to the Covid-19 virus, this meme has cropped up in my Facebook feed.
It may seem silly (though the comment about "writing to the school governors" seems to be a sly criticism of poor presidential leadership), but, like almost all Potter artifacts (potterfacts?) the presumption that we're wizards is directly in line with the appeal of Rowling's books. The advice--offered metaphorically--is at least sound enough. Someone meant well.