When I’m Gone: My Story, My Journey
The first time I went to the movies was in the mid-90s, and it was all about the action.
It was my favorite time of year.
The movie was like a cross between the Star Wars movies and The Big Lebowski.
The stars were all there: George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford Jr. They had a lot of fun.
The cast was loaded: Harrison Ford Sr., Mark Hamil, and Carrie Fisher were all in attendance.
Then I went on a trip with my father.
He was like, “Hey, you should go see the first Star Wars movie.”
So I went and saw it and was like: Oh my God, this is the first time.
And I was like…
I went, “Oh, okay.”
I didn’t know anything about Star Wars.
I was just looking at the posters.
I had never seen it.
Then the first day of the movie I had a panic attack and I couldn’t sleep.
And the next day I had this panic attack, and I went into the theater and was just like: What the hell is going on?
Then I just cried.
It’s like: This is just so crazy.
And so I’m like: You’re just a normal guy.
It just broke my heart.
It really was my worst day ever.
And that was the beginning of my struggle.
And it was like this is it.
It wasn’t just the movies.
It had been my entire life.
And this was like the beginning, I guess, of a nightmare.
I remember going home from school one day and just sitting there with this big whiteboard, just a whiteboard.
I’m thinking: It’s so stupid.
And then I saw the movie.
It got me all excited.
And when I saw it again it was just so much fun.
And my mom was like “Why is it that this movie is so good?” and I was really upset and I felt so bad.
I just couldn’t believe it.
I thought: This movie is just going to kill me.
And at the end, I thought, “Wow, it was my fault.
I should have been watching it more.”
I had no idea how much of a movie it was.
I mean, I was always kind of a little kid who liked to play video games, and then I found this movie, I didn