Star Wars has long inspired professional artists and amateurs to create their own forms of expression. It is a story that has themes that are as old as humanity itself, and in our excitement over it, we connect.
Where once spiritual tales connected people and inspired their art, the reimagining of ancient religious concepts has inspired fans to transcend the boundaries of organized religion and connect in the world of the symbolic and metaphorical. They may not even realize that they are doing this, but it is a human need they are satisfying. As they engage in their own storytelling and creative expression, today they are able to use the internet to connect to people all over the world in an instant.
Whether the expression they choose is reviewing an advertisement, creating animation to accompany a song that recaps the story (much as minstrels once did), comedic retellings, mash ups, pop songs, or home video sharing, The Force Awakens within each one of us when we are inspired to interact with the story and other fans, inspiring others as we do so.