A few remarks regarding Star Wars IX “The Rise of Skywalker“ #NoSpoilers
Empathy is the greatest power or attribute worth striving towards and is cultivated (in large part) from kindness, calmness, self confidence and trust in others
War brings displacement and costs beyond death of fighters… Cultural loss, loss of personal history, plus refugee situations & family separation which can bring trauma for generations.
While you can’t choose whom you share blood with, you can choose “family“ and love beyond status, background, gender, species etc.
Rewards come eventually and sometimes in unexpected ways – Patience is your ally.
As you continue the hero’s journey, mentors and icons fall away, you will become your own hero. Be empathic to self, choose your family wisely.
Cam added: Also the heroes journey requires you to follow your heart to follow your own path.
To which i replied: indeed! Risk & instinct & compassion – There’s also something to say here about redemption, and the results of redemption aren’t always exactly what you want but still worthwhile nevertheless
Advance Note: Seeing Star Wars 9 tomorrow, high noon in Okayama, Japan (GMT +9).
This will bring me to 12/9 of seeing the canon in cinema (including the reissues of original trilogy) including screens in Utah, Sri Lanka, Seattle, Olympia, Surrey and points in between, starting on my 7th birthday 1977 (see more below).
As it goes, Solo broke my streak as it was only in cinema for a minute it seems.
Also: recall seeing Return of Jedi at a drive-in with AM radio sound and recorded the movie on cassette and listened over and over again in my bedroom for months later.
Dave + Darth in 1977
Saw Star Wars in theatre on my 7th birthday at the Scera Theatre in Orem, Utah (on family vacation) which was also the day Elvis died. Pop culture collision!
May the … etc.
Where’d you see New Hope?
[PS we watched New Hope before going to see Rise of Skywalker as a refresher]