Happy IWSG Day AND Happy Star Wars Day! Today is also Jane Jacobs and my mother’s birthday. (I only knew the first one because of Google.) Today is also a day for me to celebrate those who made it through the A-Z Challenge and all the inspiration I got personally from that great communal effort put together by the same guys who IWSG. Thank you so, so much!
Today, more than any other day, is a day when I think about support groups (like this wonderful group) and how much we rely on each other to get through those tough times. Full disclosure, I’m not a big Star Wars fan. (ST:TNG all the way sorry!) A couple years after my mother died, it was one of those real surreal moments when I realized her birthday is Star Wars day. Even though I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, dorks of the world unite you know? It made me happy to know I’m not in “this” alone – whatever the heck this even is.
I’m also Catholic. Whenever I hear “May the Force/4th (heehee) be with you” I immediately want to respond “And also with you/with your spirit.” Star Wars is famously rife with religious imagery. How marvelously spiritual the idea of “the force” is – like our “higher power” or “God as we understand God” which can include our support group buddies.
We are all connected.
None of us can do this alone.
We need each other.
It’s not a dogmatic thing, but it’s about us being social animals. I’m sure George Lucas, wherever he is, would get that.
So here’s my question for the day: who do you rely on for help? What’s your support system like?
Last but not least, which is better: Star Wars or Star Trek? And – also important – old or new? These things matter! :O)