First things first: I don’t get Star Wars. Yes, I know this is a terrible affliction and one that has been subjected to more than one bout of attitude rehab by each and every Homesteader over the years, but sadly I always end up a grave disappointment to them. And I really would like to get it; I’d love to get excited by the endless battle scenes and odd looking characters, the perspectively-challenged vehicles and long, long, long and not so winding plot-lines, and the special effects – sorry, my eyes glazed over for a moment.
As was bound to happen, Farm Girl has now discovered The Force and I am trying, as I have four time before, to follow that never-ending string of movies. I find knitting helps. Gee thanks, Sky TV, for launching a Star Wars Pop-Up Channel in honour of the latest instalment hitting the cinema.
However, Farm Girl always manages to open my eyes and melt my heart and this weeks Sage Words, courtesy of Yoda, did just that.
These words hit a nerve as we had recently had a good old round table discussion on the phrase, “I’ll try” and how it is generally used as a polite way of saying, “Nope”. We vowed from that moment onwards to own our intentions, tell it like it is, go hard or go home. Trust Yoda to hit the nail on the head and Farm Girl to pick up his gem from the seemingly (to me at least) endless waffle and whining.
We’ve only got one more movie to go now – that’s tonight’s viewing sorted – and then we’re all caught up. I really wish it was strong in this one, but somehow the force passed me by.