New joint indeed. And most thankful we are to the always beautiful Robert Duffer and The Good Men Project for running with it. Excerpt? Cool.
"Star Wars is a touchstone for me, even more so as a parent.
It represents childhood. Watching it is one of my favorite memories, and
yet as popular as it was, it also represents how I was different at one
time before I molded myself into something else, something more
conformist, and something that involved moving away from comic books and
movies like Star Wars, instead choosing to focus on becoming a varsity athlete, getting high, and chasing popular girls.
And while I may have just outgrown whatever Star Wars had
once meant to me, I wonder what I gave up along the way, and I find that
I am having a battle with myself about who I am, was, and will be, all
of which plays into being a parent as well.
For one, it’s me wanting my children to want to experience these
movies because they meant so much to me and I want them to mean
something to them, something that will allow us to connect in some
fashion, but also because it might give them more insight into why I do
the things I do, and maybe not now, but later, when they’re trying to
figure out who I am, was, and what that means to who they are, and will