Dennis Keithly lays down a somber look at the irreversible march of time, to both us and the characters of the GFFA, specifically Yoda over at Coffee With Kenobi.

“When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not.” Yoda admonished Luke with that line in a moment of defiance to his age in Return of the Jedi. The venerable Jedi Master was nearing the end of his life, and he still had a little advice to impart on his young apprentice. What else must Yoda have been thinking as he neared the end of his very long life? Even more interesting, what was the passage of time like for Yoda over 900 years? How did it impact his relationships with those closest to him.

Time marches on for everyone. I noticed this recently at a family gathering to celebrate a major milestone birthday. My grandparents have been gone for some time now. For a while, my family only consisted of two generations. Those generations were mine and my parents. However, now there is another generation in the family as my brothers and I have all welcomed children to our families. My parents moved into the role my grandparents once possessed, and my brothers and I have moved into the role of the middle generation.