This week, I reflect on the passing of an icon: Carrie Fisher.
Ms. Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa, leaves behind a world that she helped make more beautiful. As an actress, as a mental health advocate, author, and legendary script doctor, she brought so much meaning to our lives.
Personally, Princess Leia in that white hallway is the first clear memory I have.
But the woman she became: bitingly witty, refreshingly devoid of pretense, and profoundly insightful — that is the person I hope I can become someday. And if I do, it’ll be because she showed me how.
After all, she wrote her own obituary: “I want them to write that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”
May the Force be with you, Ms. Fisher. And may it also be with those who you leave behind: your daughter Billie Lourd, your brother Todd, and your dog, Gary.