How can any Star Wars fan celebrate Father's Day without thinking of the most shocking scene in cinematic history...
It's impossible...and has given birth to so many parodies and one of my favorite t-shirts of all times.
The oedipal drama within Star Wars is by no means subtle, but it is the insightful and exquisite paternal themes between Yoda and Luke that make me think most of my own relationship with my father.
My father was a brilliant and gifted man of the cloth. And even from the early age of five, I have memories of us discussing our beliefs and religious dogma. Which is probably why Yoda reminds me most of my father. That and the fact that they both had a goofy, ever present, since of humor. I love watching Yoda be sarcastic or silly...just like my dad.
The scenes on Dagobah with Yoda and Luke are ever present reminders of how my father helped me become the Jedi I am today. He taught me so many things. And like Yoda moving the x-wing fighter out of the swamp on to dry land, my father taught faith - not by telling, but by doing.