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Kevin Hayden

Thank you, Lance. Eloquence and grace.

Cathie from Canada

Yes - when I was so ill in September, to the point that I thought I might die (the surgeon wanted to operate right away because they were thinking cancer, but I was so weak and had clots in my lungs so he wouldn't keep me under anesthetic for long enough to do the major bowel surgery I will still need) at least I got the chance to say goodbye and to tell my family what a wonderful life I had with them. I hope Carrie fisher had that chance too.

El Jefe

There is a meme poster that's cropped up again with her passing that seems apt. It's a simple black-and-white image of her in her Hoth gear, surrounded by the words: "Attention Skywalker males: she joined the Rebellion as a teenager. She has been captured and tortured. She lost her adoptive parents, her entire world, her father, her husband, and her son. And she has been tempted by the Dark Side -- exactly never." We believed that character, she was real to us, precisely because the actress who played her was made of the same stuff. I have no truck with fire and brimstone but I do think we have to speak, to answer, for who we have been and what we've done with this brief and priceless glimmer called life. She makes a good case with a tart tongue. I remain of the suspicion that God has a special fondness for those folks.

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