Blogger Anne Thériault lays down the post that Carrie Fisher's beloved Star Wars character, Princess Leia, or more importantly General Organa, deserves.
Her post has gone viral and has been screenshot multiple times and shared on all sorts of social media. While reading this, not only is this a tribute to General Organa, the title that Princess Leia earned through years of fighting the rebellion in the Star Wars universe, but it also could be perceived as a double meaning, honoring Carrie Fisher. Because, lets face it: Princess Leia Organa was just Carrie Fisher with Cinnabon looking hair. That tenacity and spark was all Carrie.
Read Anne's words below (some Tweets censored for language, but can be viewed by clicking the tweet / link below):
Everyone is sharing pictures of Fisher when she was young, but let me show you the Leia that was the most important to me: General Organa
This is the Leia that has lost everything: her world, her parents, her son to the dark side, her brother to who knows where, her lover
This is the Leia that could easily have broken down or given up. But she was stronger than literally every man in her life. She kept going.
Princess Leia was great, but General Organa was Fisher's real gift to us. And she's who I'm going to be looking to in dark times.
May we all be able to get up every day and, in spite of our pain and loss and fear, put on our boots and vest and plan to destroy the empire
And in the end it wasn't Jedis who did the bulk of the work in the rebellion, it was regular people who hadn't received any special training
General Organa taught me that don't have to be special or chosen to be a leader. You just have to show up and learn and do the work.
That lesson in itself, the point that Thériault makes about Leia not only working up into the ranks, but the fact that Luke is a glorified Jedi, and yet, she accomplished way more by hard work - that speaks volumes.
Carrie Fisher would be proud of this synopsis of her character.
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