Law Office of Matthew Konecky - May 2018

THE KONECKY

MAY 2018

JOURNAL

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For many Star Wars fans all over the world, May 4 is a big day. It’s Star Wars Day, an unofficial holiday celebrating all things Star Wars. For the past several years, fans have been celebrating the day with all kinds of festivities. Some people dress up, others watch all the movies well into the night, and then there are those who simply wish each other, “May the fourth be with you.”

which meant I had all morning to do whatever my 5-year-old self wanted to do. And like any reasonable child of the ‘80s, I wanted to watch Star Wars. Thanks to the magic of the VCR, I could watch the adventures of Luke, Leia, and Han whenever I wanted. It was right around this time that the original Star Wars premiered on HBO. My parents recorded it, and I watched it to my heart’s content. Ever since those mornings before school, I’ve been hooked. From a young age, a lot of my Halloween costumes have been Star Wars-related. I even had an extensive Star Wars collection at one point. Though, now that I think about it, it seems my brother-in-law has managed to adopt most of that collection. I remember having the Millennium Falcon playset. That was a big deal. It didn’t get much better than swooshing the fastest ship in the galaxy around the house. I also had the Dagobah playset and, at times, Yoda’s home would become a home for our hamsters. My sister and I used to let our pet hamsters run around Yoda’s swamp, and I’m sure they had a blast. These days, Star Wars is still a part of my life, though I’m not watching it every day before work (but wouldn’t that make for a great day?) My daughter, who is 3 1/2, is now getting into Star Wars. She loves to watch Disney’s “Forces of Destiny” — several 3-minute animated shorts that focus on the female characters from the series. My daughter calls these shorts “the little Star Wars.” While many of the fans argue about which Star Wars film is the best, I enjoy them all. I’ve had nothing but fun watching each movie, donning costumes during Halloween, and now, introducing my daughter to the world of Star Wars. It’s been a fun journey, and I can’t wait to continue! –Matthew Konecky

Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm and began making their own Star Wars films, the Disney parks have gone all out on the fourth. You can

go to Walt Disney World and partake in all kinds of Star- Wars-themed festivities — which I imagine will only get bigger when their Star-Wars- themed land officially opens next year. Star Wars holds a special place in my heart. I was 2 weeks old when the first Star Wars film premiered in 1977. Three years later, though, I had my first taste of the saga. I vaguely remember my parents bringing me to see “The Empire Strikes Back.” I can tell you the experience was a little too much for my younger self. I was not yet ready for the sights and sounds of a galaxy far, far away. Two years later, when I was 5, that all changed. As it happened, I attended kindergarten in the afternoons,

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