|Star Wars Episode VI - Death of Yoda|
|Star Wars Episode I - Funeral of Qui-Gon Jinn|
|Star Wars Episode VI - Funeral of Darth Vader|
|Star Wars Episode III - Funeral of Padme Amidala|
Star Wars, like most mythology, is filled with themes to help us understand and get through the major events in our lives: births, deaths, unions, trials and tribulations. The sadness that comes with the passing of someone dear is something that everyone will experience. Luke & Leia lost their biological parents without having a single memory of them to cherish, or regret, as the case may be with Vader. Leia lost both of her parents on Alderaan, while Luke lost Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and his father Anakin Skywalker twice. - not to mention Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. The difference with the later losses being that Leia and Luke had the examples, teachings and memories of those loved ones to sustain them.
I'm certain that Luke will never forget Obi-Wan's loyalty, Yoda's wisdom nor Anakin's redemption. All three valuable lessons we should all learn. Maybe that is the Star Wars lesson here.
Maybe we can't choose how we die:
- Leave a good-looking corpse
- Go out in a blaze of glory
- Pass silently in our bed
|My Twi'lek Funeral|