May the 4th Be With You (And Also With You)

Yes, it is Intergalactic Star Wars Day. Which in the middle of pandemics and quarantines means absolutely nothing. Well, not quite.

It means you can if you choose watch all nine of the Star Wars movies (plus the two extra stand-alones). You can dress up as Han Solo or Princess Leia (or Chewbacca if you really have let your go during all this social distancing). You can quote the movies to your heart’s content.

Maybe we need something that will take us to a galaxy far, far away from reality. Maybe we need a little escape periodically to a world with droids and stormstroopers and rebels and that all-pervasive force.

It’s hard now to believe that there was a time before Star Wars. There are those who can remember (better than me) seeing the very first Star Wars movie at the theater way back in 1977.

The next generation probably remembers the joy of hearing about the next trilogy of movies in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. The actual prequels might not have lived up to the hype, but they were real.

Now the story has a conclusion. What started out in 1977 came to a fitting end in 2019. All that remains is for new generations to discover the magic and wonder that is Star Wars.

May the 4th be with you indeed.

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