The ‘Circle’ is now complete.
May 25th, 1977 – can you guess what happened that day? Were you alive? This day and age, asking a flasher if he was alive in 77′ is not a weird question. I was 8, and I’ll never forget it. That was opening day for George Lucas’ Star Wars IV – A New Hope.
That was 30 years ago, and apparently, I really liked the movie. I guess it makes me sound old, but I was actually able to see the original Star Wars in theaters. I remember that it was an electric experience – people were just blown away and the lines were insanely long. We’d never seen anything like it! I saw it at a drive-in with my mom and we brought the saint bernard dog in the backseat (who took over the popcorn tub after about 5 minutes into the movie). I swear I didn’t sleep for 3 days after that.
Its funny how life works sometimes. I just had an awesome experience this past weekend. See, I’d been waiting 8yrs for my daughter to be old enough to see Star Wars. And that time finally came.
We sat and watched and for an hour and a half, and I got to be 8 again and see Star Wars through her eyes. She was absolutely glued to the screen! Each scene was an absolute joy for her – the music, the heroics, the characters and the story! She LOVED it! Which is good, cause I’d have been pretty depressed if she didn’t 😉 I think she actually cut off the circulation in my arm during the trench run scene. SHE ROCKS \m/
Anyway, I don’t know why I didn’t put this together, but it just so happens to be the 30th anniversary this month for the original Star Wars movie. I can’t believe the timing – right down to the month, she’s nearly the identical age I was when I first saw it in the theaters – God gives gifts that are total surprises sometimes, and this one was one of the coolest for me.
The circle is now complete.