You may have been in attendance at the 1st Q&A session with George Lucas last Saturday morning...or seen pictures(which have been popping up globally thanks to AP) of the little boy who got to go up & shake his hand. That was my son Tyler, age 8. Due to his disabilities, our family was seated in the handicap section. It was yet another gift he has imparted to us. His simple gesture of "Thank you" at the mike brought the house down, and for days people came up to us with gestures of love & graditude...some simply saying he nailed the moment for many. I never thought in my wildest dreams I would even get that close to the saga's creator, but his look to me when I went to the front to snap a picture, was one a proud parent gives another. After all...he is the Father of the Force.

-Jon Oeschger(jonthejedi)
Glen Burnie, MD