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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


I was immediately drawn to the title of a post by Alastair today since it was a pun on the Star Wars' line 'May the Force be with you!" I smiled and reflected for a moment on my encounter with the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Little was it known at the time that Star Wars would become a legend, an icon, practically a household word. The smiles on camera were just the beginning of a movie phenomenon!

 Harrison Ford - Han Solo, Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia, Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca, Mark Hamil - Luke Skywalker

I have never been part of the Star Wars obsession so that is why this post was not posted earlier in the day. It is here now for those of you who have followed the phenomenon from its inception to present day. Interestingly enough is the manner in which the famous line 'May the force be with you' was misinterpreted in 2005 as "On May 4th we are with you." This led to the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day on May 4, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

So, what does one do on Star Wars Day: just about anything one can think of relative to a character or event in the movie. The saga lives on as afternoons are filled with trivia and movie marathons. From music to light sabers to themed food to logo plastered dining wear to costumes of favorite characters, partying continues well into the night.

May the Fourth be with you always!

Top 10 Star Wars Quotes
10. “When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.”
Top 10 Star Wars Quotes
9. “The Dark Side of the Force is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be… Unnatural.”
Top 10 Star Wars Quotes
8. “You don’t know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate your life.”
Top 10 Star Wars Quotes
7. “He’s holding a thermal detonator!”
Top 10 Star Wars Quotes
6. “I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate… you have anger… but you don’t use them.”
Top 10 Star Wars Quotes
5. “Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.”
Top 10 Star Wars Quotes
4. “Lando’s not a system he’s a man!”
Top 10 Star Wars Quotes
3. “…I know”
Top 10 Star Wars Quotes
2. “Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.”
Top 10 Star Wars Quotes
1. “You can’t win, Darth. Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.”
 Who was/is your favorite character and/or episode?

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