Archives For reflection

1977:

As an eight year-old boy, seeing Star Wars on the big screen was a seminal moment for me. Not only was it an awesome spectacle–the likes of which I’d never seen–but it also was quite literally “a new hope.” You see, my family was in a time of transition–a place of in-between–we were preparing to strike out on an adventure: we were moving from the lush greenery of Pennsylvania to the desert of Arizona.

Which, to me, may just as well have been Tattooine.
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1977:

As an eight year-old boy, seeing Star Wars on the big screen was a seminal moment for me. Not only was it an awesome spectacle–the likes of which I’d never seen–but it also was quite literally “a new hope.” You see, my family was in a time of transition–a place of in-between–we were preparing to strike out on an adventure: we were moving from the lush greenery of Pennsylvania to the desert of Arizona.

Which, to me, may just as well have been Tattooine.
Continue Reading…