Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Luke Skywalker alive and well in St Neots!

Luke Skywalker even looks a bit like Grandpa
Luke Skywalker even looks a bit like Grandpa

  

It may seem an unusual film for us old things to go to but last night we went to see Star Wars, the Last Jedi in our local cineworld in St Neots.  Grandpa and I settle into our seats and off we go into the galaxy together.  I am only just getting up to date with Star Wars: when my family were younger, I seemed to be too busy to go to a film which they all loved so much, I suppose I thought it was a young person's film.  How wrong I was, this film was made for us!  It is everybody's story really, you can find the Odyssey and Odysseus in it but you can also find your own inner hero and blow me down if I don't suddenly realise that I am sitting right slap bang next door to Luke Skywalker (also known as Grandpa, Dad, Darling and one or two other less complimentary names).  I knew just why  Luke Skywalker wanted a quiet life somewhere off the coast of Scotland and how he just didn't really want to activate his old life, most old Skywalkers are the same, they appear to only want to finish the work on hand, watch a bit of telly, have supper and pat the dog;  at least my Skywalker mostly does that.  But when connected to THE FORCE and with their full heroic powers kindled, these unrecognised heroes come into their greatness and woe betide the Kylo Rens of this world.  When Luke Skywalker woke up, he stood up to that bad boy and then the whole remaining troop of would be Jedi's were free and the world was going to be safe.  The clever thing though in the film was that there were two Luke Skywalkers;  there was the one walking about standing up to Kylo Ren and the other one was on top of the rock meditating.  And that's the way it works; heroes meditate on a supreme consciousness and their little egos drop away and they become a Force to be reckoned with.  With new eyes, I look at Grandpa and can see deep within him, that the Force is with him even if it doesn't always appear to be! All he needs is a beard and a cloak.

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  2. Did you know that the Maharishi was rumoured to be adviser to the original Star Wars film?

    Happy New Year

    Peter Trethewey

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