"To be a Jedi is to truly know the value of friendship, of compassion, and of loyalty, and these are values important in a marriage."
via Peggy Gilpatric
Seven-year-old Star Wars fan Colin Gilpatric was understandably bummed about the Jedi policy that stipulates Jedi knights can't get married. So he wrote to George Lucas, kindly asking to be made an exception:
Dear George Lucas,
I don't like that a Jedi cannot get married. I want to get married without becoming a Sith. Please change the rule.
P.S. I want to come to Skywalker Ranch please.
Lucasfilm responded with official authorization to marry, written with the sentimental goodness that makes Star Wars so widely loved:
Thank you so much for writing to us with your question. It sounds like the Force is strong with you, and you are showing great wisdom by asking your question. To be a Jedi is to truly know the value of friendship, of compassion, and of loyalty, and these are values important in a marriage. The Sith think inward, only of themselves. When you find someone that you can connect to in a selfless way, then you are on the path of the light, and the dark side will not take hold of you. With this goodness in your heart, you can be married.
We enclosed a few gifts that we hope you enjoy. Thank you again for writing to us.
May the Force Be With You!
Your Friends at Lucasfilm
I'm not crying. That's just the harsh sands of Tatooine in my eye.