The Death of Carrie Fisher
Reddit.com is having heart palpitations. Platitudes are being offered from Star Trek subreddits, Doctor Who subreddits, Dune subreddits and other notable sci-fi subreddits to Star Wars and associated subreddits in commiseration. It mostly heartfelt and genuine.
But what is it about?
Ms. Fisher herself should be lauded and her death commemerated for the battle she fought regarding mental health and her attitude toward it. Her's was an ongoing strength when she would quite often declare that her brain was not firing quite right. But that never stopped her.
She heard the voices inside her head and she accepted them. She then worked out which made sense and which did not. That was brave. That bit alone was pure Carrie Fisher not as a superhero or some version of Princess Leia, although maybe her role had something to do with it. But she worked it out. She figured out a way and it worked for her.
But as for the world's love for Carrie and her one role?
This is John William's "Princess Leia's theme" (4:46 secs).....
Listen to it and relative to both Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher, see if you can hold back the grieving.
It is so powerful.