Obi-Wan Kenobi dual-wielding
“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out interror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.”
OH GOSH. OH NO. NOOOOOOO.
I COULD HAVE LIVED MY ENTIRE LIFE AND HAPPILY NEVER MADE THIS CONNECTION.
Because no matter how often I’ve seen the prequels, no matter how much I’ve thought about what it must have been like for Obi-Wan to be one of the few surviving Jedi, I never thought about THIS. The reality that Obi-wan spent twenty years exiled in the desert, living out the consequences of feeling so many of his brethren die, waiting, hoping, for a chance to make those deaths mean something. And then the moment he steps foot off of Tatooine to make that attempt, he’s faced with an even larger mass murder, once again happening right in front of him, taking away people he cares about.
I can’t even fully comprehend how horrible that must have felt.
Do you ever think about how Obi Wan was never Chosen?
His entire life was about someone else. He dedicated himself completely to training Anakin, gave up everything to be Luke’s literal guardian angel. Even Qui Gon refused to train him at first, then announced that he’d be taking Anakin as his Padawan in Obi Wan’s place. He never complained, never tried to make it about himself. He did as much to save the galaxy as anyone, but no one ever told him he was special and I don’t think he ever truly realised it.
it felt like it ended before it even began
I won’t glorify or romanticise heartbreak, for me it was a kind of death and I was forced to keep living – Warsan Shire