If you’ve spent any time around me or this blog, you know how important Carrie Fisher was–and still is–to me.
When I heard she died, I was weirdly gutted. I never had the honor of meeting Carrie Fisher, but I still couldn’t help but feel as though I’d lost someone. Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia–the two are so intertwined to me–were so important to me growing up and as an adult. Losing her, and losing her well before her time, was just tragic. I won’t rehash what she meant to me. You can follow the hyperlinks above if you want to read my words on the impact she had on my life.
But as much as she meant to me, I can’t imagine how the cast and crew from the Star Wars films felt after her death. As most of you know, Orlando is currently playing host to the biggest Star Wars event in the country–the Star Wars Celebration. Unsurprisingly, the event played a beautiful video tribute to our Princess. It perfectly captured her spirit, her humor, and the impact she had on people, as well as so many young girls just like me. Take a peek, but grab your tissues.
What did Carrie Fisher mean to you? Let’s talk about it in the comments!