It’s been nearly twenty-five years since I took my first steps into what would become among the most thrilling and influential galaxies I’d ever come across. I haven’t looked back since.
To this day, there hasn’t been a piece of Star Wars media I haven’t enjoyed. Although I can’t help but play favourites to some extent, I don’t regret watching, hearing, reading, playing or otherwise experiencing any of them. Besides sharing their many, varied, and wondrous creative visions, they fuelled my own creativity, as reflected in my writings in and about its universe throughout the years, and they brought me good friends.
In case it wasn’t already abundantly clear: I love Star Wars to death! And now that I’m binging series and movies like nobody’s business in anticipation of one of my all-time favourite characters getting his own show in less than a week, I feel a short ode to one of the most wonderful and inspiring stories in my life is in order. Please enjoy, and may the Force be with you!
A long time ago
A grand galaxy opened
To a youngling’s mind
Its boundless inspiration
Lasting to this very day