Yes, there are parallels. The difference is that i just look at [my son] david and think that he's absolutely perfect, whereas you look at the finished book and you think, 'oh, damn it, i should have changed that.' you're never happy. Whereas with a baby, you're happy. If you've got a perfect baby, you're just grateful.
But i dont think ive ever known such a natural at potions! Said slughorn. Instinctive, you know like his mother! Ive only ever taught a few with this kind of ability, i can tell you that, sybill why even severus and to harrys horror, slughorn threw out an arm and seemed to scoop snape out of thin air toward them.
He felt his heart pounding fiercely in his chest. How strange that in his dread of death, it pumped all the harder, valiantly keeping him alive. But it would have to stop, and soon. Its beats were numbered. How many would there be time for, as he rose and walked through the castle for the last time, out into the grounds and into the forest?