News of Carrie Fisher's passing has hit fans hard, including myself. The shock of this news brings the sad reality that we are all truly mortal and we cannot live forever. However, as with the character she embodied in the Star Wars film series, the force may be dimmed but the light lives on.

I became a fan of Star Wars fairly late in the game. I remember watching them as a child but never really got into them. Until last year. That changed everything for me. I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this really dynamic guy. He's a huge fan of the series. As I watched the movie (and him, his excitement over it got me excited) I couldn't help but realize how awesome these epic movies were. And I finally understood why so many people were fans of it. Now I am in the midst of re-watching the entire series.

A few weeks ago, I attended Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (with the same dynamic guy) and we both dressed up. I dressed as Princess Leia and he was Han Solo. Little did we know how special this movie would turn out to be and that there were only weeks left with the true one and only, Princess Leia Organa.

“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not....”
– Yoda

Here's a few pics in tribute of her. May she rest in peace.


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