I debated writing this post; mostly because I prefer to share my writing venture, stories, poetry and otherwise;
However, I just couldn’t let this day pass without sharing my excitement of this bittersweet weekend. I usually would post such over social media, but I don’t get on there much these days (although I might post something on my Facebook page.)
Today marks the culmination and completion of my favorite story – The Skywalker Saga. Today, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters and I’m both excited and sorrowful. The old cliche, “all good things must come to an end,” never rang more true. I’ll be at the theater immediately following work tonight – it’ll be a late night – then I’ll be taking my family tomorrow evening.
Whether you’ve enjoyed the films, all of them or just some of them; or perhaps you haven’t seen any of them; the latest installment concludes a beautiful tapestry of stories and incredible imagery. Anakin Skywalker, is my favorite character, of which the story is ultimately his and his family’s. From the moment I saw Darth Vader on screen, I found myself locked in and filled with swelling emotions.
Everyone has a book, movie, or story they owe their sanity too. One that represented a sort of escape for them, or became their ‘identity’ over the years. Star Wars is that for me. In fact, I’m right in the middle of a musical journey through the scores of the films. Even as I write this.
Let me bring it full circle here to what this blog has meant to me. Star Wars has been the inspiring fire for my creativity. I create, I write, I imagine, because of Star Wars and, similarly, other stories like it. I mean, my blog’s tagline is ‘The writings of a Jedi… from a certain point of view’ for a reason.
So count this as my subdued version of a celebration and surreal look at 42 years of storytelling from a franchise I’ve loved so much. Trust me, this is subdued, I’ll most likely be shedding a tear or jumping up and down with emotion after the movie. I don’t think I’ll even focus at work today. Thankfully I have the next 6 days off to process and dissect it all.
Honestly, this post doesn’t even sum up what I’m reflecting on or what is on my mind. Nor did it come out the way I pictured it in my mind. It doesn’t matter though. It works well enough.
Merry Christmas; Happy Holidays; Happy writing; and May the Force Be With You!