“All his life has he looked away…to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing.” *** "Keep your concentration here and now where it belongs." "Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future..." "But not at the expense of the moment." *** In this … Continue reading Episode XI: In Which We Discuss Mindfulness and Looking to the Future
In this episode, I take a look at Princess Leia's character arc in the Original Trilogy and if she is bossy. I go into how society views women, specifically using Princess Leia as my example. The podcast episode was inspired by my daughter, where I see "bossy" traits emerging. Is it okay to be assertive … Continue reading Episode X: In Which We Discuss Princess Leia, #BanBossy and Karens
My daughter, who is currently five, began watching Star Wars when she was three and a half. We watched ANH on Thanksgiving and that is all I've let her watch since. It's the easiest introduction to the world and is the easiest, for the most part, to understand. It was finally time to move onto … Continue reading ESB with a Five Year Old
I watched ESB last weekend, and I’ve always loved this image of Leia: I based this week’s haiku off of that picture…I like the thought of Han’s conflicting feelings over Leia. She is beautiful, but in this instance, she has a very cold beauty about her – she doesn’t lend warmth. When Leia … Continue reading Haiku Me Friday! Han and Leia on Hoth
The end of ESB is a pivotal moment in Leia’s life. As they arrive at Cloud City, Leia begins to really feel the Force. I think it begins with her ill feelings towards Lando. She doesn’t trust him, and it’s not the normal this-guy-is-kinda-too-forward-and-possibly-sleazy feelings. It’s a sense of something not being right. She tries … Continue reading Haiku Me Friday! Can the Force awaken?