In order to reach the means of an end, you must first start at the beginning. As is the way of things, the way of life. At some point we must come full circle.
Judging by my own life experiences, I feel that we reach certain crossroads multiple times and even find ourselves repeating many similar scenarios with various outcomes, only to start the cycle all over again. Life is full of trials and tribulations that we must all face, no matter what the end result turns out to be. In other words, an after effect is inevitable. With every choice, there is a consequence and that, in itself, is a burden we all bare. Although, some conclusions are positively momentous and could bring about a total ‘life changer’ or a 180, if you will. A ‘life changing’ experience or a ‘game changer’ … yeah, I’d say I know a little something about that.
With Celebration only weeks away, it brings me back to a time in my life where my world was turned completely upside down and quite honestly, reflecting on that now and where I am today … it’s nothing short of bittersweet. If I said it once, I’ve said it a million times. Star Wars has saved my life in more ways than I care to count. Seriously, I don’t know if I could’ve endured all that I have without it.
As I said, “In order to reach the means of an end, you must first start at the beginning.” This sentiment has certainly got my gears churning and only adds to my most recent thoughts regarding the return of a familiar character crux to Star Wars. There’s quite a familiarity when we are first introduced to Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Perhaps, looking at it now, it could be considered a parallel?
We see her descend from the Republic Cruiser in The Clone Wars much like she did on the Ghost when revealing her identity on REBELS. Ahsoka appears both times during a moment of need or distress. In a sense, this could be viewed as a representation of a ‘Godsend,’ so to speak.
“For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.” Jesus, the Bread of Life: John 6:38
This could be true, from a certain point of view. Yoda did send Ahsoka to Obi-Wan and Anakin, even more, he assigned her to Skywalker. Makes me wonder … who sent her down to the Ghost Crew? Was it Master Yoda’s bidding?
Intriguingly enough, both scenarios portray her as very direct and straight to the point. Much as she insisted she was assigned to Master Skywalker and not Obi-Wan Kenobi, she was just as adamant when referencing the importance of Ezra Bridger to the growing Rebellion.
“One chapter has closed for you, Ezra Bridger. This is a new day, a new beginning.” –Ahsoka Tano
The more I reflect on this sentiment, the more I am reminded of another that seems to mirror similar beliefs and an uncanny sense of nostalgia.
“We are the ones who guard the power. We are the beginning, the middle, and the end.” –The Daughter from Star Wars: The Clone Wars : Overlords (#3.15)
Like Ezra, one chapter has closed on my life and a new beginning awaits. As I ready myself to embark on another journey, though familiar, it marks an anniversary of self exploration and identity. Ahsoka had to sort things out on her own and endure her own emotions. I too, have severed ties and had to find a new way to cope with my feelings, alone. This celebration is a homecoming for me. In a way, I have come full circle and I’m ready to embrace that notion head on. I wonder … is Ahsoka ready to do the same?
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