Looking forward to seeing Star Wars soon. In about 24 hours I'll be exiting from the theater, my opinion in hand as to how the series ended. I have a strange story to share about Star Wars, actually. I was getting Chinese food after having bought the Ep3 book from borders and while the food was being prepared I was reading the book in the lobby of the restaurant. The cute, very friendly, and somehow not American (this is hard to explain, I mean, yes she was Chinese American, but the way she acted, how she emoted...was not American at all. It is something I attribute to Chinese in particular, orient in general.) girl saw me reading this 'big' (300 page maybe? Hardly large. But this is one of those dichotomies I understand.) book and wanted to know what it was. I showed her the cover, said it was Star Wars and without even pausing she asks me, HONESTLY, if it was a history book and if I liked history.
It took me aback. She was about my age, really. Maybe a bit younger. She spoke English with a faint accent, but nothing I would attribute to not living here in the States. But yet...but yet...she didn't know what Star Wars was. Even my grandparents know what Star Wars is. And I know Star Wars is not an American phenomenon (phenomena?). But here was someone who honestly had no idea. Immediately I wanted to know more about her, her life. How she (her family, really) came to be running a restaurant in Fort Wayne, Indiana...I don't even know if I can adequately express that I cannot fathom my life without having seen such a pivotal movie as Star Wars, much less the life of someone else. I don't even know if I'm making sense.
And so with that, my morning co-worker is here, I'm still trying to figure out how to express what Star Wars means to my internal landscape, and I think I'll go get breakfast.
Edit: Obviously outlook sucks as an email client.