Thursday, February 18, 2010

From the Strangest Places

Forensics season has begun and this year I have decided to step outside the box
(I try to do this whenever possible)
and do something completely different. For me this means doing something other then a formal speech. I have done oratory and special occasion, so this year I wrote a group interpretation of literature about Star Wars.
I had planed on doing a published piece about Sherlock Homes but
my partner wasn't as interested in that.This brings us to last night, where, for the sake of research I was watching Episode V.
(Confession: I had never seen any of the Star Wars films until I was sixteen.)
As I watched I started to think about what Yoda was telling Luke about the force:
"For my ally in the Force.
And a powerful ally it is.
Life creates it, makes it grow.
It's energy surrounds us and binds us.
Luminous beings are we...(Yoda pinches Luke's shoulder)...not this crude matter.
(a sweeping gesture) You must feel the Force around you.
Here, between tree...the rock...everywhere!"
It sounds really cool to me.
It caught me off guard at first, I never expected philosophy from a Sci-Fi film.
I was wrong.

(Also-any movie with Harrison Ford is good by me!)

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