I still cannot believe that Carrie Fisher has been taken away from us so abruptly. It hits home for most of us that grew up watching Star Wars. I was so hoping she would have recovered from her heart attack.
For myself, it amazes me today that she is honored and mourned all across this planet. When I was growing up I was ridiculed for obsessing over these movies being a girl. She was a part of many aspects of this film contributing to who I am today.
She showed us that you don’t have to be a docile damsel in distress. You can look like a bombshell but kick and haul ass when you gotta! Also carry a big blaster ??. She showed me I could be strong without losing the feminine qualities (and be strong enough to stand face to face with a Sith Lord!).
Carrie paved the way for strong female leads in films, especially in her final role as General in the Force Awakens. I liked her more as the seasoned war hero. She had that air of command about her yet maintained her grace and compassionate heart. Gotta love her.
From one Carrie to another May the Force be with you always Princess. You will never die. Forever in our hearts. Immortalized in the Force.
“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not” – Yoda