Carrie Fisher: Billie Lourd Honors Legendary Mom, Two Years Later
The late, great Carrie Fisher died on December 27, 2016.
Fans mourned her, but her daughter Billie Lourd misses her most of all.
Last year, she mourned and remembered Carrie. This year, she's doing something a little different.
Billie Lourd is mourning the loss of her incomparable mother, Carrie Fisher, two years later.
In an Instagram video that we have included for you, Billie sings a somber but beautiful tune.
In the captions, she provides a little context.
"It has been two years since my Momby’s death," Billie begins.
"And," she admits. "I still don’t know what the “right” thing to do on a death anniversary is."
None of us who have grappled with the sudden loss of a loved one do.
"(I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way about your loved ones)," Billie acknowledges.
"So," she writes. "I decided to do something a little vulnerable for me,"
"But," Billie continues, it is "something we both loved to do together – sing."
"This is the piano her father gave her," she shares. "And this was one of her favorite songs."
Billie says: "And as the song says, 'we must “keep on moving.'"
That is a helpful message.
"I’ve found that what keeps me moving," she shares. "Is doing things that make me happy,"
She is absolutely right! No one's loved ones would want for them to be miserable on their behalf.
Billie has found that she is in better spirits when she is "working hard on the things that I’m passionate about."
Right again. You get into the groove of whatever it is that you do, and you can't help but be a little happier.
"And," Billie writes, she thrives by "surrounding myself with people I love and making them smile."
That should be a very easy task for her. She is a delight.
She continues: "I hope this encourages anyone feeling a little low or lost to 'keep on moving.'"
"As my Momby once said, “'take your broken heart and turn it into art,'” Billie writes.
Carrie very notably said and sang that line at her one-woman show, arguably the only one-woman show ever worth seeing.
Billie encourages her fans and followers and fellow mourners to follow that advice: "whatever that art may be for you."
Great, now we're crying.
Billie had a larger role in her mother's final Star Wars film.
Carrie Fisher's sudden and tragic passing meant complications for filmmakers, who want to honor her legacy while still telling their story.
The Last Jedi was also mired in controversy as a divisive film.
Though the majority of audiences enjoyed the film, many people felt that it had problems with pacing, worldbuilding, and characterization.
Unfortunately, more nuanced criticisms were drowned out by racists and misogynists who have a problem with women and people of color.
Those monsters made discussion of the film difficult, and many feel that Carrie herself could have brought fans together.
More than anything, people feel that Carrie's legacy deserves better than the controversy and perhaps better than that particular Star Wars film.
But this isn't about the fans or about Star Wars, even though both were huge factors in Carrie's life.
This is about her daughter.
Billie Lourd is a young and dazzling talent, and Carrie was her mother. Is her mother.
We all call Carrie Fisher space mom, but that's Billie's reality.
Losing her — and losing her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, the next day — was tragic and traumatic.
Words cannot undo this terrible loss for her, but we wish the best for Billie.