{ star wars memories }


Now it's 1999. I'm twenty-five, and Episode I is coming out any day now. My friends at work and I all sat around my computer and watched an .mpg of the trailer. Someone snuck a video camera into a theater and put it online. We watch it over and over.

Maybe it's a deep seated need for myths in our time. Maybe it's a simple need for spectacle. Maybe it's grand opera with lightsabers or just Flash Gordon with better effects. I don't know.

What I do know is that I love Star Wars, and I wish I had children of my own so I could pile them in the back of a giant yellow Ford truck and take them to the drive-in, where we would sit in wide-eyed wonder as the music thunders and titles scroll up the screen.

May the Force be with you.

What are your Star Wars memories?