"So Long, Princess"
Start writing a post

"So Long, Princess"

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened"

"So Long, Princess"

I’m literally sitting here in complete and total shock trying to muster up the right words and the right things to say about Carrie Fisher. Just like Robin Williams, this was a total unexpected death that we all were trying to prevent. As Star Wars fans, now it was our job to protect our Princess, instead of the Princess trying to protect us.

Carrie Fisher was born October 21st, 1956 to Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher in Beverly Hills, California. Fisher got her start in the movie “Shampoo” (1975) but really put herself on the map when she got the role to play Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan in “Star Wars” Episodes 4, 5, and 6, as well as reprising her role as General Leia Organa in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. She has many other credits following her “Star Wars” career that include playing Meg Ryan’s friend in “When Harry Met Sally”, a therapist in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”, “Drop Dead Fred”, as well as being a script doctor and re-writer for movies such as “Hook”, “So, I Married An Axe Murderer”, “My Girl 2”, as well as “Star Wars” Episodes 1,2 and 3, among other well-known films. She was also a published author of many books including her highly successful memoir “Wishful Drinking” and her newest title “The Princess Diarist” in which she tells about her affair with Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, of course along with other things.

But unless you knew what she did aside from writing and acting, Carrie was a very big advocate for mental health. Carrie has been very public with her battle with bipolar disorder, addiction to prescription medication, cocaine addiction, and alcoholism.

But I’m not here to beat down the fact that she was an addict, or an alcoholic, but I’m here to tell you just how much light this woman brought into millions of people’s eyes. She was the original Disney Princess in every sense except she didn’t sit there, waiting and hoping for Prince Charming to come along while singing to woodland creatures. No, Princess Leia showed us to look fear straight in the face and take it head on. She taught us to hold our head high and show the world that we’re leaders, not followers. She showed us that even though Leia lost everything, she dusted herself off, held her head high and lead the Rebel Alliance into battle. Leia lost her world, her parents, her brother, her son fell to the Darkside and the love of her life, Han Solo. Carrie showed us that it’s okay to battle an illness, and that yeah, we’ll fall down more times than we care to admit, but always to pick ourselves back up again and come back with a vengeance. She also showed us not to take life so seriously, because just as much as we’re living it, it can be taken away from us in an instant. The last time I was this devastated was when Robin Williams died, and Carrie Fisher’s death falls into that category. I know I’ve said in a past article, that most people aren’t affected by a celebrities death because, let’s face it, most celebrities come and go so often that it’s hard to keep up, but Carrie Fisher wasn’t just a celebrity. She was a daughter, she was a mother, she was a sister, she was a mental health advocate and she was a princess from a galaxy far, far, away. She was someone that we all wanted to be, an icon for little girls everywhere. She made it acceptable to love a movie franchise in a genre dominated mainly by geeky men. She was simply a badass and one that will always live on in our hearts.

With that said, thank you Princess General Leia Organa of Alderaan. You have served the Rebel Alliance and for that we thank you for your services. The force is with you now.

So long princess.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Alone At The Met

I survive a day alone in NYC.

Wikimedia Commons

It was six in the evening. I was sitting in the courtyard of a Renaissance-era Italian villa, glancing around at the statues, most notably one of a boy removing a thorn from his foot. Despite the supposedly relaxing setting, I was incredibly anxious. My phone was at less than 5 percent battery, and once it died I would be completely disconnected from my family and peers, alone in one of the largest art museums in the country.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

College 101: How To Ease The Back To School Blues

Getting back into the school groove when you just can't seem to let go of summer.

Beyond The States

With fall classes just beginning, many of us find ourselves struck with summer withdrawals. Especially for those who refrained from taking courses over the summer, it can be quite difficult to get back in the swing of things. Fortunately, there are various ways to help make the transition back to college as smooth as possible.

Keep Reading... Show less
Dating Apps

We Met At A Bar

Salvage what you can; if you can't, it's alright to walk away.

We Met At A Bar
Anne Waldon

We met at a bar.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Mets And Me

They may be the worst sometimes, but this baseball team has given me more than I could ask for.

Rich Schultz/Getty Images

On September 3rd, 2001, a sea of children littered my home's navy-carpeted den to watch baseball during my dad's 40th birthday extravaganza. A baseball game flickered on the TV, and a red and blue bubble of a scoreboard sat in the bottom right corner of the screen. The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies were in a wild game at Veterans' Stadium. As I, a five-year-old boy with a jumble of curly blonde hair, sat in the back of the kid clump, I wondered which team I should root for. After a long debate with myself, I decided that I should root for the team that's winning (duh). But, as the ninth inning rolled around with the Phils maintaining a 7-5 lead, some magic occurred. The Mets put up five runs in one frame, stunning the Phillie fans in the room and winning the game 10-7.

Keep Reading... Show less

Which BTS Member You Are Based On Your Star Sign

If you love BTS, I'm sure you relate to one or many of them in several ways. This star test will help you learn more about which member you are most connected to.

Which BTS Member You Are Based On Your Star Sign

Astrological signs tell a lot about a person. Do you ever wonder what your BTS bias star sign is? Is it the same as yours, or or are you more like one of the other amazing members? Take a look and find out what yours (and the members of Bangtan) says about you.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments