A Full Day (12/27/16): Farewell to a Princess

“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day.” Jim Valvano

Today is December 27, 2016, the 362nd day of the year.

On this day in 2002, the movie Chicago, starring Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger, was released. It went on to win the Academy Award for best picture.

Laugh:

A buddy of mine has two tickets for the 2017 Super Bowl. Box seats, plus airfares, accommodations, etc. But he didn’t realize when he bought them that this is going to be on the same day as his wedding, so he can’t go.

If you’re interested and want to go instead of him, it’s at St Peter’s Church in New York City at 5pm. Her name’s Louise. She will be the one in the white dress.

Thanks for your help!

 

Think:

When someone asks you, “A penny for your thoughts,” and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?

Cry:

For those of my generation, Leia (Carrie Fisher) was THE Princess. Beautiful, smart, desirable. Ok, she was seven years older than I am; as a teen when Star Wars came out, she was, well, quite fetching.  She was nobody to be messed with. She was the sex symbol that would kick your tail.

My daughters saw her as beautiful, smart and nobody to be messed with. For my girls, Leia was one of them: someone to look up to. I’m glad they got to see Fisher in her younger days – someone nearly their age – and as a mature woman, who could still hold a part and could still be someone to look up to as a live-action hero.Honestly, there aren’t many of them.

Not many people get to play larger-than-life characters nearly 40 years apart. In fact, think for a moment – other than Fisher and Harrison Ford’s Han Solo – who got to do that? Miss Fisher did so convincingly and sublimely in a way that will live on as long as Star Wars is a memory.

Farewell Princess Leia.

 

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