Friday, December 4, 2015

I Was There...

I really was there. Maybe not that very day, but I remember that summer my father and mother took my brother and I to see Star Wars and I must have been about eight years old at the time and it just hit me at that perfect age and while my brother grew up on the classic DC and Marvel heroes, my heroes were Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. I consider myself lucky to have had such a wholesome film series serve as a kind of parallel moral and spiritual compass for while I am nothing like Luke Skywalker, I never the less could relate to his journey as I think most people could no matter how different their lives were. This was modern mythology for a generation and within any myth are stories that teach right from wrong, what is important in life, how to live one's life in a good way and the consequences of our decisions and how they effect others far away for better or worse. Yes, Star Wars is just a movie and yes I also was hit at a prime age for George Lucas to sell me lots of toys, but Star Wars has hope and spirituality about it that is universal and I think that is why it is still around today and will live on the way the great myths of Mesopotamia echo on through all cultures from thousands of years ago to the present. We are all a part of something much larger than ourselves and the sooner we recognize we all have more in common than we do that is different, the sooner the world and indeed the universe as we know it will benefit from it for all. Thank you.

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