I, like most every other Star Wars fan in the world am mourning the passing of Carrie Fisher. In many ways, I don’t even have the words right now to do justice to my swirling thoughts.
Even when the “stable conditions” reports were coming out, I just couldn’t shake a very bad feeling. I so wish that feeling had been wrong.
I was lucky enough to see Ms Fisher as Princess Leia the very first week that the original Star Wars movie was in theaters. Her kick ass and take names attitude, the sarcasm, the thought of a Princess heading up a Rebellion was exciting to my young eyes. Young girls didn’t really have such heroines back then. And to see her return to Star Wars as a general, still kicking butt and with Han was pure poetry.
Of course, Ms Fisher did other things aside from Star Wars. She lead a very public life, fighting her own battles along the way. I admired her, watching her overcome and move on made me simply root for her to be even more successful in whatever she did. I can’t imagine it was easy living up to “Princess Leia” – but I found her to be an amazingly strong woman with a lot of wisdom to pass along.
As with any public figure – I did not know Carrie Fisher, but I did enjoy her work. She shall be missed.