I first "met" Obi-Wan Kenobi when I was six years old. I was sitting in the dark with my parents, watching Star Wars, and having my world rocked.
Obi-Wan wasn't my favorite character then. At age six, I think I liked C-3PO and Princess Leia the
Of course, I had no idea who Alec Guinness was. He wasn't big with the playground set before Star Wars. But that didn't mean I didn't understand presence. As Obi-Wan, he seemed weary and sad, like my Grandpa when you asked him about the war. He also seemed like there a lightness to him beneath. Like he used to be fun.
Gravitas. That's what it was. In a world full of pew-pew and "it's so crazy it might just work!", Guinness as Obi-Wan had dignity. Thanks goodness there was Obi-Wan. He really was our only hope.
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