But I Digress…The Force is Strong In Us All

So, I went to go see Star Wars: Last Jedi last night and walked away with a strange and wonderful insight! Screw you Disney and your morals! *shakes fist*  …I’m sorry. I love you, Disney… *thinks of fond childhood memories* *does a little dance to internal ‘Little Mermaid’ montage* But, I digress….

There was a scene (don’t worry, it’s not a spoiler) where Yoda (come on! It’s not a spoiler! He shows up ALL THE TIME!) burns some books to teach Luke a lesson. The lesson really blew my mind:

yoda

Books are nothing without readers to share their content and meaning with each other. They are just words on a page (NEVER to discount the arduous time Authors take to put those words there!!) but, it’s like the saying “if a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound?” If a book is written, and there’s no one around to read it… what is it, really?

Until those words are shared, taught, explored… they hold no meaning. No journey.

just won't read

It may me feel how important it is to be spreading that word. The love of reading. Not everyone is going to like every book that you read and try to force on them, but  never give up telling people! They will remember what you said and they may find someone else who sparks that memory and causes them to say “hey, you know what I think you might like??”

I’m not saying that everyone should start a blog or something. I’m hoping to make this more personal than that. Social media is all well and good, and a great way to get the word to the masses, but, maybe we should all start reaching out to real people in our lives and communities and spread those words as well! Let’s remember what talking to people is like and remind ourselves that way back when things weren’t even written down, but were passed down through generations by word of mouth.

In this age of increasing technology and isolation it’s too easy to forget about the written word, and it’s also too easy to push a “Like” button without really reading the words that were written by someone (I hope this doesn’t happen too frequently… but, I’ve already seen it a number of times). Which is why reaching out and talking personally is so important.

So, what I’m trying to say, is let’s read our little hearts out

sleep and books

And let’s make sure we are keeping that book alive by spreading its message (now I sound like I’m preaching… but really, reading IS my religion! Lol!)

Books are only alive if we breathe the life into them!

Thank you, Yoda, for your insightful message and for reminding me of what is important!

bill murray

Thank you for reading my rant, and CHEERS!!

 

 

11 thoughts on “But I Digress…The Force is Strong In Us All

  1. I just saw Star Wars too and you picked up on an important message. I also liked the good vs. evil theme of the film, not only in its external structure, but within the characters. I will want to see it again sometime. More insights come with a second viewing.

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    1. Awesome! Let me know what else you pick up from it. I honestly thought I was going to hate it… I wasn’t a big fan of the modern day thrown in dumb laugh ‘Yo mamma’ jokes and random silly things. But, it was a surprisingly deeply themed movie and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would!! I’m very interested to see where they take it with their good vs evil themes, for sure!

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      1. Someone at work the other day was like “How do you read so much?!?” and all I could think was “Partially to get away from you…?” Agreed, the masses do need to know there are fictional individuals that are their betters.

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  2. That’s really interesting you say this today as I had a discussion with my students today about how learning to read is only the start and won’t be the most important part, rather understanding the message, talking about what you have read and forming an opinion about what you read will become the important part:)

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