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The Circle IS Now Complete

The Circle IS Now Complete

Becca's Chava Chat

In order to reach the means of an end, you must first start at the beginning. As is the way of things, the way of life. At some point we must come full circle.

Judging by my own life experiences, I feel that we reach certain crossroads multiple times and even find ourselves repeating many similar scenarios with various outcomes, only to start the cycle all over again. Life is full of trials and tribulations that we must all face, no matter what the end result turns out to be. In other words, an after effect is inevitable. With every choice, there is a consequence and that, in itself, is a burden we all bare. Although, some conclusions are positively momentous and could bring about a total ‘life changer’ or a 180, if you will.  A ‘life changing’ experience or a ‘game changer’ … yeah, I’d say I know a little something about that.

With Celebration only weeks away, it brings me back to a time in my life where my world was turned completely upside down and quite honestly, reflecting on that now and where I am today … it’s nothing short of bittersweet. If I said it once, I’ve said it a million times. Star Wars has saved my life in more ways than I care to count. Seriously, I don’t know if I could’ve endured all that I have without it.

the darth ball

As I said, “In order to reach the means of an end, you must first start at the beginning.” This sentiment has certainly got my gears churning and only adds to my most recent thoughts regarding the return of a familiar character crux to Star Wars.  There’s quite a familiarity when we are first introduced to Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Perhaps, looking at it now, it could be considered a parallel?

ahsoka meets anakin

We see her descend from the Republic Cruiser in The Clone Wars much like she did on the Ghost when revealing her identity on REBELS. Ahsoka appears both times during a moment of need or distress. In a sense, this could be viewed as a representation of a ‘Godsend,’ so to speak.

“For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.”  Jesus, the Bread of Life: John 6:38

This could be true, from a certain point of view. Yoda did send Ahsoka to Obi-Wan and Anakin, even more, he assigned her to Skywalker. Makes me wonder … who sent her down to the Ghost Crew? Was it Master Yoda’s bidding?

yoda assigns ahsoka

Intriguingly enough, both scenarios portray her as very direct and straight to the point. Much as she insisted she was assigned to Master Skywalker and not Obi-Wan Kenobi, she was just as adamant when referencing the importance of Ezra Bridger to the growing Rebellion.

Ahsoka addresses Ezra

“One chapter has closed for you, Ezra Bridger. This is a new day, a new beginning.” –Ahsoka Tano

The more I reflect on this sentiment, the more I am reminded of another that seems to mirror similar beliefs and an uncanny sense of nostalgia.

mortis

“We are the ones who guard the power. We are the beginning, the middle, and the end.” –The Daughter from Star Wars: The Clone Wars : Overlords (#3.15)

Like Ezra, one chapter has closed on my life and a new beginning awaits. As I ready myself to embark on another journey, though familiar, it marks an anniversary of self exploration and identity. Ahsoka had to sort things out on her own and endure her own emotions. I too, have severed ties and had to find a new way to cope with my feelings, alone.  This celebration is a homecoming for me. In a way, I have come full circle and I’m ready to embrace that notion head on. I wonder … is Ahsoka ready to do the same?

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6 Comments

  1. Pam Bruchwalski
    March 21, 2015 at 13:34 Reply

    I don’t know enough about Ahsoka yet as I didn’t watch much of TCW, but I believe she “sent” herself to help the Rebels. I’m sure her encouragement to go was through the Force, and yes, possibly through Yoda, but Ahsoka seems to me to be a pretty darned independent entity all her own. Perhaps she had some tie to Yoda on Dagobah that I am unaware of (I truly don’t know!). I’m anxious to find out.

  2. Jay Krebs
    March 30, 2015 at 16:51 Reply

    Nothing like taking forever to post a comment…!

    I absolutely love Ahsoka. I freely admit that at first, my feelings were the exact polar opposite! I thought she was disrespectful, immature and smart-mouthed; but then again, many teenagers at that age certainly are. Being a high school teacher (as you are very well aware), I get to see kids grow from freshman year to graduation from high school. It’s a fascinating journey to observe, and one of which I never tire. I can’t tell you the number of times I have encountered an annoying freshman, one who would make me cringe inside just thinking about (yes, teachers are like that sometimes…we’re human). However, by senior year, that same young soul blossoms into a full-fledged adult, ready to take on the world in a mature and impressive way. Granted, not all kiddos make that particular journey a reality, but when it happens it’s magical.

    That’s what happened with Ahsoka. Going through the old JO the way she did: being persecuted and dishonored, she was able to fully step back and see what was really going on. Her observations led her to become the Fulcrum – the balancing point for essential changes to happen. She has truy come full circle, and yes…I truly believe she’s ready!! 🙂

  3. Melinda
    April 3, 2015 at 12:00 Reply

    Ahsoka was one of my favorite characters throughout “The Clone Wars” Series, and I was absolutely thrilled to see her appear in “Rebels”. 🙂 I actually thought Fulcrum was going to be someone else. But that is neither here nor there. Fulcrum was Ahsoka — and I found myself being pleasantly surprised. I hope we get to see a bit more of her in Season 2. 🙂

    It’s fitting (from my point of view 😉 ) that Ahsoka is Fulcrum. (And what a fitting name, too! “The support by which a lever turns; One supplies capability for action” the Merriam-Webster dictionary states. Yes, it is a fitting description of Ahsoka.) She always has played a pivotal role in Star Wars (well, since she burst on the scene 😉 ). I knew she wouldn’t shrink away … never to be heard from again. 😉 🙂

    Wonderful entry, Becca! MTFBWY 🙂

    p.s. Have a wonderful time at CVII!!! 😀

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    April 7, 2015 at 06:03 Reply

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  5. Tommy Mac
    April 22, 2015 at 15:15 Reply

    Sigh. I don’t have Disney channel so I’m way behind on Rebels. Only saw the first episode.

    Gonna have to find some way to catch this show.

    1. Lisa
      April 22, 2015 at 16:17 Reply

      Did you try http://watchdisneyxd.go.com/star-wars-rebels – I think you need to be a cable subscriber to watch online, but it’s worth a look.

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