Friday, May 4, 2012

Favourite Things Friday: Star Wars. And Puns.

When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not. –Yoda, Return of the Jedi

Did you know that today is Star Wars day?
Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you.

Just a word of caution:
Beware of the Revenge of the 5th tomorrow.

I was four years old when the first Star Wars movie came out {which is now called Episode 4: A New Hope}. I remember standing in this huge line outside the coolest movie theater ever and asking my dad if we were really going to wait in that line. Beyond that, I don't remember much from my first viewing aside from Princess Leia asking for someone to get the walking carpet out of her way. Since then, I've seen the movies over and over, so much so, that I can quote my favorite parts verbatim. But Star Wars isn't just great for entertainment. Everything I really need to know in life, I learned from Yoda.

• A Jedi's strength flows from the Force.
• Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.
• Do or do not. There is no try.
• You must unlearn what you have learned.
• A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.
• To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not.
• Left behind, no one will be.
• Control, control, you must learn control!
• Much to learn, you still have.
• There is no "why."
• You will find only what you bring in.
• Pass on what you have learned.
• Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.
• Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not.
• Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.
• Named must your fear be before banish it you can.
• Wars make not one great.
• Beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.
• The dark side clouds everything.
• Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
• If you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did you will become an agent of evil.
• In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side.

And just because I like to fit them in everywhere I can, a little theme music, courtesy of The Piano Guys.

Available from The Piano Guys and on iTunes.

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6 comments:

regan said...

I love those Piano/Cello Guys! That was awesome!

And did you really know all those quotes!?! Holy cow! I didn't see the 1st one until my kids were 'making' me watch it with them. It came out while I was in high school, and I just passed right over that 'science fiction' movie!

P. said...

That was a fun video by the Piano Guys. You were 4 when the first Star Wars came out? I have to think how old I was. I know I saw the second one when I was in college and I think I was engaged or married by the third. Pretty soon, we were taking our daughter to see the later ones. I like the early ones best, though. May the 4th be with you too!

thea said...

May the 4th! I had no idea. I think I've been living under a rock. Thanks for the fun post.

Shay said...

I think I was about 12 when Star Wars first came out. My folks took us to see it at the cinema (which was a very rare occurrence )

It's amazing to see how the movie has endured and spawned knock offs and added to it's own legend with new episodes. The original is still by far the best!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Love this post, I do. Happy belated Star Wars day!

lrdesignsquilting.com said...

I'm late to the party, but yes, we are big star wars fans and we did celebrate May the 4th be with you!!!