I'm part of the generation that has always had Star Wars. I was born between ESB and RotJ. My brothers were the ones that were given the Star Wars toys and dressed up as them for Halloween. When I was a teenager, the Special Editions were released and the books started taking off. Brother #2 (eleven years my senior) and I shared the books back and forth. He took me to A New Hope and it was something really special that we bonded over.
|The first time I met Sue in 2002 at SW Celebration II.|
I love how it looks like we are on Naboo!
|Buttercup Valley where they filmed the sand|
barge scene in RotJ. We found pieces
of the Sarlacc Pit 25 years later!
I met my husband Joey because of Star Wars. We both worked at K-Mart and it was his second day of work when I went to give him a watch to check-out for a customer. I noticed his Star Wars shirt and Darth Maul watch, and that was it. We both instantly liked each other, happy that we found another Star Wars person, and started dating six months later. He couldn't believe a girl could be a Star Wars fan. Little did he know what he found! Now, almost ten and a half years later, we are married and live in California near Sue. It is the thing, in a way, that defines us to people. And we love it.
As you can see, Star Wars wasn't just about the movies. It is about the relationships that I've formed with people, the most important people in my life.That is just one aspect of how the movies changed my life, but it is the most important.
And that is why my life wouldn't be the same without Star Wars.
Feel free to share your Star Wars story.
Happy Star Wars Day!
May the Fourth Be With You!