Lucasfilm Responds to 7-Year-Old’s Request to Let Jedi Marry
Star Wars fan and aspiring Jedi Knight Colin really wants to get married and have little Padawans of his own one day, so he was greatly troubled at the Jedi notion that personal attachments can lead to the dark side. What is a young Jedi to do when two of his greatest desires conflict? Simple: ask the man in charge to change the rules.
And how do you respond when the antiquated rules of an ancient order in your fictional universe threaten the hopes and dreams of a young child?
The letter states:
Thank you so much for writing to us with your question. It sounds like the Force is strong with you, and you are showing great wisdom by asking your question. To be a Jedi is to truly know the value of friendship, of compassion, and of loyalty, and these are values important in a marriage. The Sith think inward, only of themselves. When you find someone that you can connect to in a selfless way, then you are on the path of the light, and the dark side will not take hold of you. With this goodness in your heart, you can be married.
We enclosed a few gifts that we hope you enjoy. Thank you again for writing to us.
May the Force Be With You!
Your Friends at Lucasfilm
Well done, Lucasfilm.
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Randy Slavey lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two boys. When not developing software, you can usually find him behind a camera or on a trail in the mountains. Or both.