Monday, February 24, 2014

Dear George Lucas, Please Answer His Letter

Yesterday I saw a Star Wars comic book in my son's room.
My son does not go out and buy comic books on his own.
I hope he will some day.
So I was surprised. I didn't remember buying that
comic book. I've bought him Muppet Show comics,
because he's obsessed with The Muppet Show
Many of his peers, with or without autism, are
obsessed with Star Wars, but he isn't.
So I asked him where the comic book came from,
"I think George Lucas sent it."
And then I remembered The Letter.
We've tried to teach him to write down what really
bothers him instead of having a meltdown. Sometimes
that means a letter to a real person.
These letters are not the kind of missive you or I might
write to vent anger and then tear up when we cool down.
My son is not angry. He just wants to know 
everything about what interests him and has a hard time
accepting that sometimes there are no answers, or that
sometimes the people with the answers do not want to
share them.
If you or your child like The Muppet Show you may already
know that Seasons 1 - 3 are available on dvd. And that's it.
My son certainly does and he has searched the internet to
find out why. One theory out there is that Disney does
not have the rights to Star Wars, and Season 4 has a Star Wars spoof with Mark Hamill. I have no idea if this
is true, but it's a crazy litigious world out there and there's
a Clone Wars sized army of lawyers protecting 
billion dollar properties like the Star Wars universe.
So one day my son tells me he wants to write to George
Lucas and ask about it. With my help, he sent Mr. Lucas
a letter.
And back at Skywalker Ranch they sent out a form letter and
a comic book. Which is really far more than I expected.
Thank you, kind Star Wars Corporation PR folks.
With luck, perhaps he'll read that comic book some day.
But hey, Mr. Lucas, it would be beyond wonderful if you could
answer his letter. If the reason for delay has nothing to do with
Star Wars, say so. If it does - well then say or do what's in your
I expect nothing. But perhaps I'll be surprised again.


Spectrum Mom

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