May The Fourth Be With You

May.The.4th.2016Today is a great day for every Star Wars fan.  Are you one?  I am.  And so is Ian.   We say to you May The Fourth Be With You.

His class is having Star Wars day today and he was quite excited.  A few of the kids were not familiar with it and one girl said she didn’t know anything about the story.  That was amazing to both of us, but not everyone knows it and loves it like we do.

We liked the latest movie — episode 7.  We watched it once at the theater and again at home on a DVD. I have a lot of questions and thoughts and how this will move forward. The ending left me wanting more and for the story to continue.

Ian is also a fan of Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, the book series The Jedi Academy, Star Wars Lego sets, coloring books, and the Star Wars Monopoly Game.  He got that and other Star Wars items for Christmas gifts. This picture is from Christmas morning.

I told Ian that when I was little the first movie was just called Star Wars.  We only knew that Darth Vader was the enemy and didn’t find out about who he was related to until much, much later.  He has been perplexed about that and calls it Episode 4.

I liked the not knowing and later finding out the history of how Darth Vader came to be. I guess you can call me old school.  But, I wonder if the story has the same impact if you watch it from Episode 1 forward? What do you think?  I would love to hear some comments on this.

We have joked that Yoda must have done the numbering of the series since the first three movies to come out were 4, 5, and 6 then to 1, 2, and 3 and now episode 7.  Ian gets a kick out of that.

Hope you have a great day — whether or not you are a Star Wars fan.   And as we would say at my church: May the fourth (force) be with you.  And also with you.

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