Since we’re talking about HBP feels, I need to get this off my chest okay
that scene with the wands means more to me than the entire fucking series, I can’t even properly explain it
It’s like, there is Dumbledore, who everyone thought was immortal because of his innate goodness, ultimately destroyed by what they believe is Voldemort, who is thought to be immortal because of his innate evilness; no one knows that Dumbledore pretty much initiated his OWN death and died on his own terms, and above that, saved Draco from having to murder someone (which, as Slughorn says earlier in the book/movie is so innately INHUMAN it is the only way to make a horcrux), saved Snape’s position so that he could continue his work, and saved Harry from being captured pre-maturely.
That scene with the wands, where McGee and everyone around them raise their wands as Harry cries over the man who nurtured and cared for him, who loved him over 6 years, it’s like, even when they find out Dumbledore is not this immortal man they thought he was, they make him immortal by destroying the very image that marks his death with absolute light.
Even the scene that comes after, where Harry is in his office, it just shows that everything is just as Dumbledore left it. To me, more than anything, it just says that Dumbledore is never truly gone for anyone, and that is SO in part with this series, whose focal point is death and the messy, unsureness that comes with it. Dumbledore was a person who lived, breathed, made mistakes, loved and his death didn’t stop that.