photo credit: the seattle times
Today, while I was at lunch with my mother, sister, and aunt we were just chatting about random topics when suddenly my aunt mentioned in passing that Carrie Fisher had died. I stopped eating and stared at her in confusion. I couldn’t believe what she was saying and even denied her words, stating that it must be a hoax because I had seen on Twitter on Christmas day that her mother, Debbie Reynolds, had tweeted that she was stable. My aunt just shrugged and repeated that she had died. I refused to believe my aunts words and moved on from the topic. Then the moment I got home I turned on my laptop, brought up Google, searched Carrie Fisher’s name, and a bunch of articles confirming her death popped up. I stared in shock, numb not sure how to feel, how to react. I wanted to be heartbroken, but felt I didn’t deserve that right.