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RIP Carrie Fisher

Come and share if you like, a favorite gif, a favorite memory.  She was hugely formative to me as a teen.  In the last 2 months, as I've battled with finally got treatment for my 2016-induced depression, I thought of Carrie Fisher often and her bravery.  I loved and respected the Princess, but I respected and admired the General so much more as I aged.  The following came from Twitter and her doctoring of her own lines in ESB.  I first saw the news in a text from my spawn.  "I'm sorry, mom.  I know she meant a lot to you."



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(Anonymous)
Dec. 27th, 2016 11:21 pm (UTC)
Humor
She was a woman who could combat the down-in-the-dumps mentality with humor and empathy, that's for sure. Have you read her books or seen her one-woman show? The world lost a great woman today.
whswhs
Dec. 28th, 2016 05:34 am (UTC)
I am very glad to hear that you're undergoing treatment for depression. C has suffered from it for many years, and I have acquired some sense of how intractible it can be; I wouldn't wish it on anyone. But I've also seen that things can be done to help with it, and I hope they will be successful for you. Of course no one but you can judge the cost of the struggle, but I hope you find it bearable.
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katharhino
Dec. 29th, 2016 01:15 am (UTC)
As a child my siblings and I quoted Princess Leia's snarkiest lines to each other. It didn't occur to us to analyze her role as a female character in a sci-fi movie. She was just cool.

I remember learning that Carrie Fisher had personal struggles with drug and alcohol abuse. In my naiveté I found this a contradiction with the on-screen image of the cool and fearless princess.

Only as an adult did I realize her strength was in her weakness, did I understand how unique was her hard-won self knowledge and did I learn to admire her ability to give us her vulnerability without compromising herself.

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