Princess Leia set a number of expectations for me as I was growing up. She was a tough woman who could take care of herself, and she wasn’t going to take shit from any man. Although she was rescued on occasion, you got the feeling she didn’t really need the help. She was tough and smart.
She also happened to be beautiful. I was 8 years old when I saw Return of the Jedi on opening day, and I remember having some very distinct feelings when I first saw her in that metal bikini.
As the decades passed, I was even more impressed with Carrie Fisher’s sense of humor through tremendous adversity.
And I was deeply saddened to hear about her recent passing.
On a lighter note, I do want to remind everyone that Carrie Fisher is immortal and will likely be around in millions of years.
David Eagleman wrote: “There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.
There are millions of Princess Leia action figures on this planet.
When you happen to be Princess Leia, alien archeologists will be talking about you in millions of years, when they keep digging your action figure out of the ground.