Professor Slughorn, The Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9, pg177
The significance of this quote is unimaginable. While there is no direct proof, I believe that this could be in reference to on of two significant events/characters. The first is Tom Riddle. Riddle had an obsessive love of the dark arts which drew him to become Lord Voldemort. Slughorn would have seen, what he originally thought to be a healthy curiosity for the dark arts, turn into obsession driven madness. But the more likely possibility would be Snape’s love of Lily. From what we gather in the books Slughorn knew Lily well, and most likely knew Snape well enough, due to him being in Slytherin and being so skilled at potions. He would have watched as Lily and Snape’s friendship turned from innocence to something darker. He would have seen the rift between them grow and as Lily grew away from Snape, Snape became more and more obsessed with the idea of Lily. Slughorn is not as ignorant or blind-sighted as he lets on, he would have seen what that obsessive love caused Snape to do; he would have seen him suffer but also be drawn into the allure of the dark arts. Slughorn knows about obsessive love, he watched its effects play out right in front of him.
real life high school advice:
- dont slack
- be friends with everyone
- kiss ass like there is no tomorrow
There is a magical lake in the Rock Islands of Palau where you can swim with the jellyfish worry-free.
The lake became a tourist attraction and people can go swimming and snorkeling with them.
The jellyfish lost their stingers over the years because they don’t need them to fight off predators.
today papa john’s called my starbucks and they were like “are u guys interested in a trade” and five frappuccinos later they gave us two large pizzas and a large order of cheesy bread
we used to do this at tropical smoothie, we traded smoothies for wings from the chicken place next door it was incredible, bring back the barter system
I love when you become so close with someone that you can see parts of each other in one another and you begin to say the same things and steal lines from one another and have a similar sense of humor and can exchange an inside joke with just a glance you don’t even have to talk because you have such a strong connection with them and you can sit in comfortable silence but also talk for hours it’s really hard to find that kind of compatibility
- David Keirsey, Please Understand Me II