Stay Afraid


In light of my post yesterday about doing something this year that scares the bejeezes out of me, this quote seem appropriate.  It’s heartbreaking, though, that I only saw it because this beautiful, tough, inspirational lady passed away today.

To say that Carrie Fisher was an icon is to put it mildly.  She was the most badass princess in pop culture.  She was honest about her bipolar disorder, about the fact that fighting it was one of the hardest things imaginable, and that it would be a lifelong struggle.  She wrote honestly and hilariously about her substance abuse problems and about how difficult it was to be a child of a Hollywood power couple.  She brought a lot of light to the world, and the world is poorer today than it was yesterday.*

So, today, let’s pick ourselves up and decide that we’re going to do something that scares the shit out of us.  For Princess Leia.

*Did any of us realize how rich we at this time in 2015?  “2016 is going to be awesome!” said a bunch of people, probably.  And now we’re down one Prince, one Mohammed Ali, a Leonard Cohen, and the only David Bowie we had.  Man, it’s been one hell of a crash.

Published by Inga Gardner

Writer, mother, reader, cooker of delicious things, wife, friend, repository of absurd bits of information, watcher of television, daughter, sister, lover of life

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