(If you are still reading it is because you agree with me or you deeply love me and forgive me of this sin.)
I live in a house with Star Wars fans and still barely pretend to be interested as my 6-year old daughter babbles on and on about it.
The truth is that I don't really know Carrie Fisher. I didn't watch her movies or even read any of her books. I knew her more for being Debbie Reynolds' daughter than anything she did on her own.
This past year I did enjoy listening to her interview on NPR as she promoted her new book. In fact, I looked for it online after listening to it, just so I could listen again. I wanted to be sure that I had jotted down a quote from her correctly. As I blog or share my life with others through social media or in person, I try to keep this quote in mind. That is why this hangs beside my computer:
It creates community when you talk about private things, and you can find other people who have the same thing. - Carrie Fisher on NPR Fresh Air 2016
I really appreciated how comfortable and candid Carrie was about her life. I admire that about her and about others who do the same. I hope her legacy is less about her gold bikini and double-braided buns and more about her honest approach to sharing especially about mental illness.
You can listen the complete interview here: