Good news! JK Rowling must write more about the Wizarding World.
Because as friend and writer Jessica Morrell says, "heros need to be heroic."
JK Rowling, in leaving her characters where she did at the end of book seven, middle-aged parents tottering their kids off to the Hogworts Express and doing absolutely nothing of value with their powers, is just not heroic.
Imagine having what amounts to super-powers—the ability to reduce solid objects to rubble, or shrink them to nothing, to repair what is broken, or reveal what is hidden, to fly, to heal, to be able to conjure up fire or water or even snakes—and useing these powers for only the most benign and banal of things: playing Quidditch, de-gnoming the garden, conjuring up love potions. It'd be like having the talent to play any piece of music on any instument and deciding to only play chopsicks on a child's piano.
It'd be frustrating, humiliating even. Maddening and depressing. And I just can't imagine that JK Rowling, after having created the most endeering characters in decades, would want to see those characters become bloated, idyl, pitiful wastrels, partlcularly when there is so much for them to do just outside their little wizarding doors.
I'm talking muggles.
Remember, the reason that the Wizarding World purposely stays hidden from "Muggles" is so that the non-magic people are not always asking for "solutions to their problems. As Hagred tell's Harry in book one when explaining why the Ministry of Magic's job is to keep them hidden from the Muggles, "we're best left alone."
Really? Are we really to believe that Harry, when faced with the site of a muggle child about to be hit by a car wouldn't use a little levitating charm to save the child's life? Are we really to believe that Hermione, with all her concern about the rights of House Elves, would not try to stop child slavery? Put the kabosh on pimps? Open prison doors and release the wrongfully accused? Would friendly old Ron who grew up poor by wizarding standards, really not do his best to try to lift others out of poverty?
I don't think so, and I am much happier imaging Harry and his friends, the whole wizarding world, infact, looking for ways to do just that. Help we muggles, muggle through our life with a little less pain and angst. It would be kind, it would be right, and more than anything else, it would be heroic. And, as Jessica Morrell says, "heros need to be heroic."