I don’t think it was coincidence.
We were reading Harry Potter together
and got to that part where Albus Dumbledore,
in the Great Hall, welcomes the first year students.
And he stood up and said, “I have a few words to share with you,”
and then proceeded to list them … the few words.
“And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”
Then he said, “Thank you,” and sat down
(J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
[New York: Scholastic, 1997] 123).
Well, she got quite the kick out of that.
So when I lay down with them for good night snuggles,
after the chattiness wore off, as they were settling down,
she warbled a note,
said, “A happy note,”
and then, as if feeling our inquiring glances,
Always end a day on a happy note!”