Last night I took husband to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie in IMAX theater (the first, like, 13 minutes were in 3D!) - sooooooo awesome!!! I started re-reading Deathly Hallows last night and finished this afternoon. I had forgotten so much from that book and the previous books - I truly enjoyed this re-read and think I need to restart the series from book 1.
HP metaphors ... endless, right? My favorite is still the impossible task that you undertake and persevere to accomplish, drawing from love, loyalty, friendship, whatever you have to keep you going.