TO ALAN RICKMAN
- •There was no other Snape.
- •You took the most complex character in children's fiction and made him into flesh and bone.
- •Beetle-black eyes, stringy hair, bat-like cape...
- •You bore the burden well.
- •Haunted, harrowed, alone...
- •You knew him better than any of us.
- •Thank you for your always.
- •We raise our wands to you, my friend.