If I were to run down the street with a broom between my legs, people may think I am crazy. How many people does it take to sway the outsider’s perspective away from insanity? The answer!! However many it takes to play a game of Quidditch.
We run around and kick a ball into a huge net-soccer. Normal.
We stand on metal blades a top of ice and throw ourselves into the air to spin as many times as possible-figure skating. Normal
We hit each other with metal sticks in order to get a little rubber ball- lacrosse. Normal.
We hold our breaths under water while moving our feet as fast as possible-swimming. Normal.
We run around with brooms between our legs and throw balls at each other and through hoops-Quidditch. Normal??
Normal is all relative. For these guys…Quidditch is a real sport. Just like all the others listed above.
For those of you who just came back from an adventure through outer-space, Quidditch is a sport played in the popular Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter is a wizard, and his broom actually lifts him into the sky. This is what it looks like when muggles (humans) play the sport:
Here is what I captured of this new sport during my Sunday stroll. The video is short, but gives you an idea of just how funny this “sport” really is.
And if you care for a more professional view of the game:
Either way, Quidditch is normal. People are actually getting together so that they can run around with a broom between their legs and throw balls around. The lesson I learned from Quidditch: you’re not a freak as long as you have freaky friends.
Who is really the freak in this situation? Us spectators, or them?