To the millions of fans waiting for the release
of the new Star Wars movie on December 15, 2017
May the light be with you,
the sun on the sidewalk where you camped,
and the moon, the stars, and supernovas
in a galaxy far, far away.
May the universe be with you.
May the good weather be with you,
the Jet streams, the El Niño,
the warm days and cool nights.
May your ancestors be with you,
your best friend from childhood,
and your best friend from New York.
May peace be with you,
and good teeth.
And love, let’s not forget love.
May love be always with you.
May George Lucas be with you,
and Harrison Ford.
And, when you need it most,
may Chewbacca come to the rescue.
May you always carry
a light saber of courage.
And may you always care,
and save the world.
May laughter and excitement be with you,
and Papa Johns pizza,
and ice-cold Coke.
May gravity keep you grounded,
and happiness make you float.
May the odds be always in your favor—
wait, wrong movie, scratch that.
May wisdom be with you
and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
And may you find the secrets
and hidden treasures you’re searching for,
but leave some mysteries unsolved.
May life be with you,
here, and on Mars.
May the outer space
and whomever else is watching from up there
be with you.
May the light be with you, my friend.
And the force,
always the force.