In the 100 days leading up to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, I am counting down my 100 favorite things about Star Wars. Here is today’s entry:
#38: The Dagobah Cave scene from The Empire Strikes Back
When I first saw The Empire Strikes Back, I didn’t understand the Dagobah Cave scene. I was young and didn’t get why Darth Vader was there, but then had Luke’s head inside. (Symbolism is lost on an 8 year old) But, as years went on and I saw it many, many more times, I grew to appreciate what it stands for not only in the movie and the Star Wars universe, but in the hero’s journey at large. Yoda’s words “only what you take with you” ring true, but it a dark mystery cave or how you interact with others or what you put into opening your own business. Attitude and outlook, what is inside you vs. what you let control you- these are ideals that have stuck with me thanks to the Star Wars universe.