Excerpt from my Facebook post of December 27th, 2016:
This movie literally changed my life. It caused me to move to Southern California, I never would have made the wonderful, life-long friends I have today if it were not for Star Wars. Carrie Fisher was such a HUGE part of that in the fiercely independent persona of Princess Leia that became hope for me that I too could stand up to the awful direction my teenage years were spiraling in to. I have NO WORDS and the few words I have will never be enough. This is DEVASTATING.