The newest addition to my writing desk: Lego Lightsabers.
I have the blue on top of the red, of course.
According to the Star Wars Wikia, "Blue indicated a Jedi Guardian, a Jedi who used the Force on a more physical level. Green indicated a Jedi Consular, a Jedi who preferred to reflect on the mysteries of the Force and fight the dark side at its heart. Yellow indicated a Jedi Sentinel, a Jedi who honed their skills in a balance of combat and scholarly pursuits."
In the Star Wars world, as you build your own light saber, your personality gets somewhat infused into it and even affects the color, which is actually pretty cool to think about. When it comes to the art we create, the work we do of our lives, the fighting we do for good in this world, our personalities are part of what colors it. Those colors are our legacy - both individually, and also collectively as a generation.
I'm grateful for those who use their platforms not for personal attention, but to help others - whether it's an acceptance speech at the Oscars, or an entire book. Find a cause you believe in, one that helps those in the world who are struggling, one that protects those who cannot protect themselves, and fight for it.
"You use your heart as a weapon and it hurts like heaven." -Coldplay
(c) 2015 - photo and writing by Chloe Koffas