With both my hands I hefted the stick, aimed, and let it fall (thunk) into the earth. Heft, aim, drop, heft, aim, drop, thunk thunk. At each moment during each point of the process, my whole body is to be engaged and focused. Without that, the hole takes longer, the digging stick is heavier, and rocks appear more often. Heft, aim, drop, thunk. The wind buffets us. Heft, aim, drop, thunk. Wand extended, suddenly I feel the weight of the past couple of hours. I am tired, so tired. The horcrux is ahead. Must. Smash. Let it burn, burn, burn.