“His agony somehow became an invisible hand, stretching out through the Force, a hand that found her, far away, alone in her apartment in the dark, a hand that felt the silken softness of her skin and the sleek coils of her hair, a hand that dissolved into a field of pure energy, of pure feeling that reached inside her—
And now he felt her, really felt her in the Force, as though she could have been some kind of Jedi, too, but more than that: he felt a bond, a connection, deeper and more intimate than he’d ever had before with anyone, even Obi-Wan; for a precious eternal instant he was her … he was the beat of her heart and he was the motion of her lips and he was her soft words as though she spoke a prayer to the stars—”
― Matthew Woodring Stover, Revenge of the Sith
I talked about the Force and how a bond in the force goes beyond anything non-force sensitives could feel or understand. In this excerpt from Revenge of the Sith, the author describes how Anakin, in a moment of pain, reached out for Padme through the Force and what he describes is amazing. I particularly love this bit. And this is why I call this segment of my blog “Star Wars is Poetry” because some of the writing is just so beautiful and moving.
“he was the beat of her heart and he was the motion of her lips and he was her soft words as though she spoke a prayer to the stars—”