The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Brit a Day [#351]

I love the idea that our "family" can be people we aren't related to by blood. I call it found-family. There's a lot to be said for having to love the family we're born with, but I think we are equally without choice when we find like-minded friends close by in our everyday life--we have to love them, they are so much like us that to deny we love them is to deny we love ourselves. I am an only child, but I am blessed with brothers and sisters.

Above, Gary Oldman and Dan Radcliffe in a scene that presages what I think is a monumental tragedy in Harry Potter--that Harry should lose his surrogate father, Sirius Black, just as he found him.

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