We all go around building Horcruxes!

What are Horcruxes:

A Horcrux is a powerful object in which a Dark wizard or witch has hidden a fragment of his or her soul for the purpose of attaining immortality. Creating a Horcrux gave one the ability to anchor one’s own soul to earth if the body was destroyed.

Yes, this is just a figment of JK Rowling’s imagination from her excellent and detailed Harry Potter Series!

Am I a fan?

Sort of.

Her purpose of introducing a Horcrux was probably because it could be the most interesting link between Potter and the Dark Lord — Voldemort.

A Horcrux is an example in this realist world of how we leave a lasting impression, much after we have lived (or simply existed)

Why have I chosen such a fictional element in a very realist world? Because it seemed to have a striking resemblance to how we leave an impact everyday and even after we are long gone.

I’d like to believe that we too leave parts of our soul in people we come across throughout our life, knowingly and unknowingly.

We don’t do it to attain immortality, but in a very twisted way, we become immortal. To some we become examples, a beckon of hope, strength, and encouragement to those whose lives we touched.

We also live on to become some people’s greatest lessons learned, some people’s fondest memories. and to some a constant reminder of the worst!

I realized this at a time when I was struggling with conflicting beliefs and trying to figure out my strong points, I saw that I too carry parts of people’s soul within me, people that have touched my life even in the tiniest way.

It wasn’t a very great act of saving or redemption. It was the simple things — It has been those people that have sat silently with me in times of despair and confusion, and have tolerated not knowing, not curing, not healing but simply just being there!

These people may no longer be a part of my life for reasons known or unknown and those that can’t be undone, but I carry a part of their soul with me. Immortalizing them in the most human way possible.

I hope that I have managed to leave this kind of an impact on people I have come across.

This very thought has made me more aware of how I chose to react and interact with people I come across. It makes me think of the lasting impression I am creating there.

But what I am truly stuck at is I carry the parts that touched and transformed me but I also carry the parts that broke and bend me.

How do I get rid of those ‘dark’ times. They have made me the person I am today for which I am very grateful, but what if there are parts begin to consume me?

These are answers I still seek and need, there are some things that always will need closure but I Hope for my own sake I learn to let go and strive to be a better person so that I immortalize only the best parts of me.

“ It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, Sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime” — Khaled Hosseini

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