This Winter I saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at the theater four times… So then in quarantine this Spring, I decided to read the Sequel Trilogy junior novels by Michael Kogge, and I enjoyed them so much that now I am going to read all nine junior novels!
Getting lost in the Star Wars Universe is perfect mind-gladdening medicine for me while the grief is still so raw about my Dad dying, and while the world is going through such a dark time.
The struggle in the Force, between the light and the dark, feels so real, and ignites hope-sparks in my spirit.
I am especially looking forward to reading the fourth episode, Star Wars: A New Hope, because that was the first movie that came out in 1977 when I was seven years old, and my parents took us to see it at the drive-in theater. It was so awe-inspiring to see Star Wars under the starry sky, but I’m fifty years old now, and I can’t remember the plot at all!
Growing up I saw the original trilogy, but I missed the next trilogy because I was busy with my young sons… So I kinda forgot about Star Wars until 2015 when the Sequel Trilogy began… And I was so amazed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens… I remember saying at the time that if everyone saw that movie we could have a massive spiritual awakening on the planet!
I also really loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi… and then The Rise of Skywalker is my favorite movie ever! I simply cannot understand all the complaining going on about these last two episodes. To me, they are incredibly brilliant and hope-sparking.
Recently I read a cute article about an online conversation that some Star Wars fans had with LucasFilm Story Group Creative Executive, Matt Martin. The fans were upset about Disney changing what was official Star Wars canon. I thought his replies were pretty great, including this one: “It’s all fake anyway so you can choose to accept whatever you want as part of the story.”
Sometimes when I’m reading Star Wars I forget that it’s all fake… Sometimes fake feels more real than real feels!
I want to see the Light win in our *real* reality!
May the Force be with us all. May the Force of All Light help the darkness to return to the Light. May the Forces of Goodness activate loving-kindness in all minds. May the good guys win!
May all beings be free of suffering.
May all beings be happy.
With hope in the Force,
Jedi-Wannabe, StarFire Teja