So let’s keep her flame alight.
Every time we are tempted to play small, to twist ourselves into a pretzel to fit in, to hide our creative light behind a wall, to act out of fear or shame or anxiety …. let’s pause and make a different choice.
Let’s honour both Carrie and Leia by embracing our feistiness, our capacity for creativity, our willingness to shine, our tireless support for those less fortunate, and our unique and diamond-bright spirit.
I’m not mourning.
I’m following Yoda’s advice and celebrating her transformation into the Force.
I’m taking her spirit with me into 2017.
And that’s not all.
I’m taking with me the spirit of all the rockstars and rebels and radicals who died in 2016. David, and Gene, and Leonard, and Prince, and George, and Alan, and the rest.
They left us here, to pick up the batons of love, beauty and truth.
Let’s do it together.
I’m not mourning. That’s for their families and loved ones, not for me.
I’m honouring them, by making the choice to be as true and authentic and fearless as they were, in 2017.
Who’s with me?