F5 : Five Words That Rocked My Childhood

“No.  I am your father.”

Darth Vader to Luke in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back”

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My Dad took me to see this when it came out since he and I were huge “Star Wars” fans — my mom, not at all (still not at all, despite my best efforts.  Side story:  She fell asleep when I took her to see “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.”  Sigh.)  We walked out of the theater and he asked me if I’d liked it.  I nodded.  He asked me if I was okay.  I nodded.  He asked me if I was sure I was okay.  I nodded, then burst out, “He can’t be Luke’s father!”  I was so upset that night I went home and went right to bed.

It sounds silly, but that was a pivotal moment for me as a child.  It was the moment I realized good people can come from bad people/places.  I was so shocked that someone as good as Luke could come from someone as evil as Darth Vader that it took me a couple weeks to really process it.  Of course, that also gave me a good excuse to make my Dad take me to see it several more times.  😉

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about: I’ve had an idea kicking around in my head about doing a new “feature” here called Friday Five.  Anything from lists to words to … whatever this chaotic mind of mine dreams up, as long as it’s done in fives.  Suggestions are always welcome and if anyone else wants to participate, I’d love it.  Anything goes as long as it’s a five in some fashion.  =)

10 thoughts on “F5 : Five Words That Rocked My Childhood

      1. Cover your ears, I’m going to yell … ME TOO! The fact that J.J. Abrams is at the helm and his love of the franchise is well-known soothes me a bit, but corporations can really screw good things up.

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