If you need another reminder that time's flat circle will eventually roll over and crush you, it might as well be in the form of Harry Potter news.
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the public's introduction to Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as the three precocious, magical children who found adventure, friendship and eventually love in the halls of Hogwarts.
Seriously, 15 years.
You probably have memories of this, don't you? Meaning you are even older than old.
Here's part of the original press release that preceded the filming of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:
ATTENTION ALL MUGGLES! Director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman have discovered their Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the thousands of children who cast their names into the hat to play the roles. Young actor Daniel Radcliffe will be the film's Harry, with newcomers Rupert Grint and Emma Watson taking on the roles of Ron and Hermione, Harry's best friends at Hogwarts, in Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming adaptation of the first in the best-selling series of Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.
The hashtag #15yearsofDanEmmaRupert has sprung up around the anniversary with people sharing their memories and their appreciation for the wizarding trio.
By the by, this is what they look like now:
And you're probably older. Much older.
Sorry about the reminder that death is hurtling towards you at lightning speed.
Yup, Harry Potter can rap. The good part starts a little after 2 minutes in the video.
In a surprise move, further distancing himself from his boy wizard persona, Daniel Radcliffe, skillfully performed Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics" on The Tonight Show Tuesday night.
Radcliffe says he was initially really into learning Eminem lyrics, and calls his fascination with memorizing fast paced rap songs "a disease."
But what does Ron Weasley think?
Either Harry Potter drank a bad Polyjuice potion, or it's the first look at Daniel Radcliffe's new movie Horns.
Based on the book by Joe Hill, Horns stars Radcliffe as a guy falsely accused of killing his girlfriend, and a mysterious set of sprouting horns adds injury to insult.
What do you think? Cool? Weird? Ten points from Gryffindor?