Bon Voyage, Carrie Fisher

Of all the artists who have died this year this is the hardest.

I’m still going with, ‘fuck you 2016’ …

If nothing else, perhaps 2016’s message for us all is that if we desire to make art, in whatever shape or form, then make it now. If we want to become something more than we are today, then get our feet on that path now.

Waiting for tomorrow, for the ‘right moment’, for someone else to give us ‘permission’, only means we have one day less to accomplish our dream.

Perform that play.

Carve that statue.

Start that business.

Write that book.

Enter that race.

Sing that song.


Is this the face of someone you want to disappoint?



26 comments on “Bon Voyage, Carrie Fisher

  1. zhyxtheman says:

    What hit me about this one was her age. 60 is nothing. I didn’t weep when John Glenn died shortly before this because he lived a full and fruitful 95 years. Still, Carrie did live a full and fruitful 60, fuller than most are lucky enough to have. Even though I’m not the biggest SW fan, it has been a blessing to have shared this world with the likes of her.

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  2. I sorry to see her go. None of us knows when our last day will be, so counting on tomorrow isn’t a good plan. Almost makes me want to make a resolution or two. Almost. I haven’t quite lost my mind yet 🙂

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  3. W. R. Woolf says:

    It feels wrong to ‘like’ this. Please read my ‘like’ as an “I feel the same way”.

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  4. jenanita01 says:

    I know exactly what you mean, we never know what time is left, and shouldn’t waste a second of what we do have…

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  5. Jay says:

    60 is too young. She’s left quite a legacy, though.

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    • Widdershins says:

      That she did. I haven’t got around to reading ‘The Princess Diarist’ yet (perfect title!) but I’m betting it’s right up there with the rest of her books. 😀


  6. Olga Godim says:

    She was 60 – my age. Yes, you’re right in your post: let’s write NOW!

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  7. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Bob Voyage … wait a bit! Your Mom is coming right up behind you!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Right on, Sister!

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  9. Kana Smith says:

    I STILL wear my hair in buns–learned that from Princess Leia (though I have lots LESS hair)! That’s who I wanted to be when I was a kid… Guess I’m not done with kid-hood…

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  10. Bun Karyudo says:

    I saw the first Star Wars movie three times when it first came out! In the days before DVDs and videos and given the fact that I lived miles from any movie theater, that meant quite an outlay in time, effort and money. I feel like 2016 has just ripped away an important part of my childhood. 😦

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  11. I love this post, and it’s exactly what I needed today. Carrie was a force–not just artistically, but in who she was as a person. She was so outspoken about her struggles with mental illness, and more than anything, that’s what I admired her for. And yes, every time we lose someone, it’s a reminder to live life to the fullest, whether creatively or in other aspects of our lives. Well-said!

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