Advent calendar Box 14

advent calendar 14May the force be with you. I went to see ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ today. The movie series is a legend in itself. This is not a movie review so there won’t be any spoilers. What I will say is, when I saw Carrie Fisher on the screen, I did feel sadness she’s no longer with us. She was a legend and so is Mark Hamill. So it was great to see those two on the screen together for the last time. I really liked the movie. That’s all I’m gonna say about that.

The force is real in this life too. It’s the force within you. You can either give up or you can keep fighting to the end. If you give into negative thoughts, you will fall to the dark side. Meaning, you can begin to hate and do awful things to other people because all those negative thoughts had taken over your mind. If you have more positive thoughts, you stay on the good side. You don’t get manipulated easily by negativity. A strong person has good willpower and walks their own path without caring what others might think. A person who has in their own mind been treated wrongly begin to treat others like dirt. But if a person is strong, they understand they can’t change the past. It’s the positive force in you that keep you away from harm.

I think my force within has become stronger. It hasn’t always been like that. There have been times I felt I wasn’t good enough. I still have those moments when everything seems too impossible and I just want to quit. But I haven’t felt desperation. People who have done me wrong haven’t been around in my life for years. The best revenge has been not having any contact with those people. They never did deserve my friendship or any of my time. If life was a movie, I would be a very bad villain. I just wouldn’t care how people have treated me in the past. I would have moved on ages ago. A character like Kylo Ren who hasn’t got away from his past but instead decides to get revenge. That’s a typical villain that you see in movies all the time. If you sink that low, nothing will change. Hate is a wasted feeling which is why I don’t dwell on something that has already happened.

One thing that I will say about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. There is no post-credit scene so no need to stay to the end. That was just an observation. May the strong force be within you and be your own legend.

My memory of David Bowie


Our Star Man has left the earth. But when you have to go you have to go. As someone who has lost a loved one to cancer, I know how it feels to hear someone getting a death sentence without even doing any crime. Cancer is a personal thing. I can understand why Bowie kept it a secret to the public. It must be devastating to his closest family. Especially Iman, his wife. Not forgetting his children. Even if they’re adults the sorrow won’t be different. First knowing the decease is around and secondly knowing there’s nothing more to do when it’s taking over one’s life.

The difference with his death is that he was a public figure, a loveable person and artist. His death is sad even for those that weren’t fans. Some take it harder than others. Even more for those who met him personally.
For me it was a surprise. I’ve heard about his health issues before but never guessed it would be this serious. It was kind of shock but in a way expected. I wasn’t a fan but still he was one of my favorites artists. I like so many so you can’t be a fan of everyone. The first video I saw was ‘Let’s dance’ on cable in the 80’s. Another was “China girl” I’ve mostly heard his hits but not so much else. Not gorgetting those duets with Mick Jagger or Pet shop boy. It’s never too late to start listening.

While writing this I’m listening his music. I was supposed to listen to his last ever album ‘Blackstar’ when it came out but I only managed to hear it yesterday. Even if he was ill, he still manage to make a great album. But that’s Bowie for you. Really cared for his fans. Everything he did was awesome. I haven’t watched movies he was in except ‘The Prestige’ but in that he was great. Without him the music business wouldn’t be the same. We wouldn’t have a band like ‘Duran Duran’ for example. They recorded some of Bowie’s music like ‘Fame’ and ‘Boys keep swinging’ He was an inspiration to many more.

He made a deep impact on a lot of people. He was one of the great legends. Not just musically but also in other crafts. His legacy will never die. He is and always be our ‘Heroes’