There is nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face**

A year ago Katharine Worth reviewed “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” for online Grist magazine. Well, she actually spent quite a bit describing Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia 32 years after her first appearance in the role. I want to share it.

She writes
“The more I thought about it later, the more I realized Carrie Fisher has been some kind of inadvertent navigational device for women who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s.”

Back then “she was the kind of ass-kicking, wise-cracking person you hoped you might grow up to be……”

Later on ” ….a little older, a little wiser and more worried about relationships than rebellion.”

Now “….she is everything rolled together: committed rebel, powerful professional, wise-but-loving ex, worried mother….Her life hasn’t turned out quite as she’d imagined, but she’s damn well going to keep trying to right it. Its all on her face…”

Katherine Worth continues by writing “I’ve had to actively remind myself a lot recently: Along with the accumulated space junk of life, the years you spend on this planet earn you more wisdom, and more confidence, and more knowledge, and more love than you ever thought you could hold. The more mountains you climb and deserts you traverse, and the more crumpled your map, the more you gain. ”
Its not a new idea but one we can all remind ourselves about. Thank you Katherine Worth, Carrie Fisher (RIP) and Grist.
** Irving Kirshner

One thought on “There is nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face**

  1. Beautifully thought out and so true.

    “Her life hasn’t turned out quite as she’d imagined, but she’s damn well going to keep trying to right it. Its all on her face”

    I love this, and I receive it. Thank you for this.

    Like

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