Yesterday would have been her 64th birthday.
If she hadn’t left us too soon.
But she left a legacy that is powerful.
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On December 27, 2016 the world lost the woman who brought us Princess Leia. Honestly, I didn’t follow much of her other work until then. I was shocked at the loss I felt that day.
So I started researching.
I started listening to her books, read in her own voice.
I started finding everything I could about her. Her struggles, her honestly, her triumphs.
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In her book, Wishful Drinking, I found a quote I felt summed up her contribution to the world, but that could just be how much it speaks to me personally.
“I find that I frequently feel better about myself when I discover that we’re not alone, but that there are, in fact, a number of other people who ail as we do—that there are actually a number of “accomplished” individuals who find it necessary to seek treatment for some otherwise insurmountable inner unpleasantness.
I not only feel better about myself because these people are also f***** up (and I guess this gives us a sense of extended community), but I feel better because look how much these fellow f****** managed to accomplish!”
Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher