Updated: Dec 19, 2020
My book, Spitting Image, is dedicated to motherhood, but the HBO Series The Mandolorian has me hooked from the fatherhood angle. The women in my life have been my anchor, salvation, my sustenance, strength, shield and sword. I have also been fortunate to have a few men leave indelible impressions which I emulate to the best of my ability. I doubt that I am alone in my giddy adoptee/foundling admiration of The Mandalorian series. Sure, I grew up on Star Wars, watched every movie, loved everything from the astounding soundtracks and special effects to the layered entendre and allusions to current social, political, and spiritual archetypes.
The Mandalorian, however, cuts me to the core. For me, it's about the universality of foundlings - children abandoned by circumstance being united in myriad ways and conditions with their genetic truth. Mandalorian "is not a race, it is a creed." Wow, don't I feel it? Way too deep to swim in other than to say, if you are not a fan of Star Wars, never mind. But if you are, You will be AMAZED by the similarities, and linkages. The Foundlings are the future. This is the way.