In A New Hope, Princess Leia’s message is the key to revive Obi-Wan from self-imposed isolation and save the Rebellion. Until finding him, R2D2 has only produced a small clip of her recording, intriguing Luke and inspiring investigation.
Now with the intended receiver Obi-Wan as audience, Princess Leia appears again. R2D2 is “miraculously” able to produce the message in its entirety.
“My mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed.
I have placed information vital to the survival of the rebellion in the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour.
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”
Her virtual representation disappears. The room is quiet. Luke is captivated by the recording. Obi-Wan sits back contemplatively. He has been “out of the game” for quite some time. We don’t know why he has sequestered himself, but perhaps it is what Jedi knights do?
As for Princess Leia, she doesn’t realize she has recorded a message that will be seen by not only a new hope for the Rebellion but also a sibling she didn’t know she had. She doesn’t know her true backstory as well.
Have you ever video journaled? What message would you hide from your “captors” to help save the universe?
Use this script:
“My mission to ____________(get a job/keep a relationship/hit a goal) has failed.”
Then fill in with: What the situation is
Who is involved
what actions need to be taken
What outcome you want
Add some motivation
End with: “Help me,___________, you’re my only hope.”
Take a minute and see what you have to say. Then either broadcast it to your social media or maybe send it secretly to the only one who can change destiny.