I want to know the exact moment you fell in love with Star Wars. Does it stand out to you? Or was is it something you were surrounded with from a young age so you don’t know a time without it?
My love affair with Star Wars was one of those moments when you walk into the room, see someone’s face, and know you will never be the same again. Except with me, I walked into the room where my parents and sister were watching a movie and complained they weren’t letting me watch what I wanted to watch. My family was always staunch believers in only 1 TV per household because they thought reading a book was so much better.
Anyway, in the midst of my complaints and attitude, I looked over at the TV and saw something riveting. It was a strange, small machine walking on two legs in the background of these much taller walking vehicles. Little did I know, but I had come into the room right during the Battle of Hoth. And what a GREAT scene to come into. Funnily, most people don’t remember or notice that there were AT-ST’s on Hoth since it’s the moment of glory for the Imperial Walkers/AT-AT’s. But I remember it clear as day because it was the moment I walked into something that changed my life forever.
I gave some feeble complaints for about two to three minutes more but then decided I should just sit down and watch it, because when Vader entered the picture (pun!), I was done. I watched the entire movie and then begged my parents to let me see more. I was allowed to watch ANH the next day, and I re-watched ESB and then ROTJ. I was changed forever, in the non-corniest way of saying that. I mean, I feel like since I have a whole blog devoted to Star Wars that I’m in a safe zone now, right?
So, since I honestly do not like Valentine’s Day and think it to be a complete waste of time and money (and I think the appropriate name should be Singles Awareness Day), I thought I’d make my own ode to Star Wars and my first love ever.
Ahem. Get ready for some epic poetry.
I remember when I first laid eyes on you
And my world was completely changed
In that moment, I just knew
My life was about to be rearranged
There was something about the expanse of white snow
Those strange mechanical two-legged beings
And everyone running to and fro
I knew I would never be free of these feelings
So on this holiday I despise the most
I instead want to raise a toast
May our love only continue to grow;
All you have to say is, “I know.”
Okay, I hope you guys laughed more than were creeped out. Safe zone, remember???
So share, please. Tell me when you first began your love story with Star Wars.
I’m off to Arizona tomorrow morning on a 6am flight! WOOO. Goodbye 3.5’ of snow! Goodbye -2 degrees weather! Helllooooo 80+ degrees. As much as I don’t like Valentine’s Day, it will kind of suck to be at a wedding (albeit a warm one) by myself. I’ll be spending Valentine’s Day like this: