I just love this quote. It’s so easily overlooked, seen as unimportant, until you see the prequels. Because then you realize how utterly true and heartbreaking that phrase is. “He died about the same time your father did.” Meaning that Obi-Wan, that is, everything that made him who he was, his faith, his joy, his light, was murdered, killed, at the same time that Anakin was lost to the Dark Side. When Anakin became Vader, Obi-Wan became Ben. Anakin and Obi-Wan died together on that planet. Only Vader and Ben left it alive. One full of hate and darkness, the other a broken shell that was merely existing, not even really living. These two men were so deeply entwined, so bonded together in the force, that when one died, so did the other. That is the real definition of true love.
“Did you press the stop button?” “No. Did you?” “No.”
#I just get the feeling #that Qui-Gon spent the first forty years or so of his afterlife#pinching the bridge of his nose and shaking his head in dismay at these two #like#”where did I go wrong?” #”how did they both end up so dumb?” #”what have I done to the universe?”
But at least they’re pretty.