This is going to be an ugly year. There’s a presidential election, after all. People will talk about how high the stakes are and they’ll theorize about the end of the American experiment — no matter the outcome. I am reluctant to say it, but hate and mass fear will be a huge part of what we observe in 2024. But there can also be beauty.
The question is, will you be able to see it? Do you even know what the beautiful things are in your life and in this world that are worth saving?
In Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Resistance fighter Rose Tico rushes onto the battlefield to save the ex-Stormtrooper turned Resistance fighter, Finn. She really likes him. She might even love him. Finn was on a suicide mission of sorts, ready to plow his ship into a First Order vessel in an attempt to stop the bad guys from advancing on the Resistance hideout on Crait. Rose intervenes. She uses her speeder to knock Finn’s craft out of the way, endangering herself in the process. Finn rushes over to Rose in the wreckage and pulls her out.
He wants to know why she did this. Rose says something I’ve always enjoyed.
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