Yes, this might have been my wish.
That was the thought that recurred in my mind as I inched my way through the crowd at Sunday afternoon's "Star Wars" festival by the Huntington Beach Pier. The Course of the Force, a charity relay for theMake-A-Wish Foundation, had made its latest stop at Pier Plaza, and the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway swarmed with plastic lightsabers, Obi-Wan robes and even a model R2-D2.
Right near the crosswalk, next to the inflatable entrance gate that led to the vendor booths, was the headlining attraction: a replica of the Khetanna, Jabba the Hutt's sail barge from "Return of the Jedi," which the organizers had built from scratch to serve as the relay's lead vehicle. As I stood and gazed at its brown exterior gleaming in the sun, I couldn't remember the last time I had so wanted to be 6 years old again.