she of the mountians

Disclaimer: blah blah I don't own anything blah blah

Summary: Sylvia Plath once wrote: "I am still so naive; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please don't ask me who I am. A passionate, fragmentary girl, maybe?" If she'd ever heard of her, Parvati Patil would probably say it was written with her in mind. Parvati-centric character exploration drabbles/snippets/whatevers.

This is the into-ish thing to this little collection of moments and feelings in the life of Parvati Patil. I can't not do intros with these sorts of things. Subsequent "chapters" will be in no particular order, just as they come to me and are edited.

"Here I am, a bundle of past recollections and future dreams, knotted up in a reasonably attractive bundle of flesh."

-Sylvia Plath

Parvati [PAHR-vah-tee]- feminine and Indian in usage, it is the name of the Hindu goddess Parvati. She is one third of the Tripdeva (Triple Goddess), the consort of Shiva, and truest material form of Mother Adishakti, the Supreme Being and the active energy that both creates and dissolves the entire universe. She is the goddess of love and devotion, but in her many forms, names (all 108 of them!), and incarnations, is so much more - just like Parvati Patil.

She, too, knows she was made for someone and something special, would walk through fire for the people she loves. Her capacity for love, affection, and steadfastness is there, easy to find if one is looking. There is a quiet courage there, a deep compassion, and emotional strength to her. She may be a dreamer and romantic with her head in the clouds, unrealistically optimistic at times, but she can face painful truths when there is no way of escaping them. Her love of beauty and well-honed aesthetic sense might make her a bit vain, but a love of material comforts doesn't keep Parvati from knowing image is not the most important thing about a person. She loves people for who they are even if she recognises and respects status. Sometimes she can be like a fire, raging and chaotic, though her anger is cool as ice in practice. Structure and routine give her a headache but she is still her own sort of practical. Life has ebb and flow, and so does she, and takes it one day at a time, improvising in any situation.

But these are things people do not seem interested in finding out. And they call her superficial!

this is kinda along the same vein as I don't belong here as far as what the point of it is - the provide a fuller exploration of a canon character. Parvati might not be a death-eater-backstabber-betrayer or whatever, but JKR is such a tease with her! In canon we see these tiny glimpses of a girl who has some real substance, but aside from a very small handful of moments, she writes her mostly giggling and gossiping. Grrr!