Farewell to Carrie Fisher
When I was young, I remember watching a lot of movies with strong female characters. Like Demi Moore in GI Jane and Geena Davis in A League of Their Own and The Long Kiss Goodnight. My mom wasn’t concerned about my brother and I watching R rated movies in the 90’s. However, I have always looked up to Princess Leia aka Carrie Fisher. I have to admit, it wasn’t just for the princess part.
Admittedly, I still love the Science Fantasy universe created in Star Wars. I wanted to live in a universe where you can travel between worlds and ride on tauntauns. But most of all, I loved being able to watch a series where the princess is right there, creating battle plans and fighting alongside her comrades. She was smart, strong and always independent. I have always looked up to Princess Leia for those attributes. Which transferred over to Carrie Fisher when I learned her name, since she was able to bring such a strong character to life like that.
On top of that, Carrie Fisher was an author and quite the comedian. Her roasting George Lucas is one of my favorite things. I’ve always meant to read Wishful Drinking, and I think I will put it as a priority. I am however, regretting never having the chance to meet her. She is someone I’ve always looked up to and she was apart of my childhood. It’s pretty tragic to loose someone who was so full of hilarity, however that’s the way of the world.
Wherever you are Carrie, the world adores you. May your obituary read “I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.” You’re wit and humor will be missed.