That crazy little thing called the Force

Sugar plums & diabetes

Talking with your significant other about this shitty human being you both can’t stand, trying to keep your loved one from murdering the poor S.O.B. when you hear stuff like:

“I love you a lot, babe, so I have to do the hard thing some times and be Obi-Wan, even if I’ll piss off the dark side inside of you.”
This reply might save your ass and hopefully keep your lover out of prison. You’re welcome!

I feel a disturbance in the Force IV

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‘I guess they do, don’t they?’ Giorn burst into laughter.

‘What’s so funny, old man?’ I snapped putting the datapad down.

‘Old man? Ain’t that precious!’ he continued laughing.

I stood there staring with a confused look on my face, waiting for him to finish.

‘I haven’t laughed like that in a long time, lad. Remind me to repay you one day,’ he said with a wide smile on his face.

‘Where are we, if I may ask?’

‘This luxurious beacon of radiating wealth is my home. Yours too if you’ll behave,’ he said trying to put on a serious face.

The house was indeed a sight to behold. It looked like a wealthy war lord or some kind of monarch used to live here. Giorn managed to keep the place pretty neat, but the walls were old and had seen their share of battle as traces of baster rifle shots were still visible all over. Besides those and the huge hole in the ceiling of the breathtaking dining room, the house looked like an empty, abandoned palace. No furniture, no windows, no heating, just walls covered in memories.

‘This place is awesome! It’s like it’s taken out of a fairy tale!’ I said as I was taking in the beauty of the details etched into the walls and the murals on the ceilings.

Giorn’s smile suddenly faded. He looked directly into my eyes for the first time and I could see a deep sadness withing him.

‘What’s wrong?’ I asked stupefied.

‘Nothing, lad. Excuse me… I should rest. I am old after all,’ he smiled trying to conceal what he truly felt.

‘Did I say…’

‘No. Don’t worry,’ he interrupted me. ‘You’ll find clothing and something to munch on upstairs in the last room to the left.’

‘Thank you,’ I replied.

‘Goodnight, my boy.’

I feel a disturbance in the Force III

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I could not believe my ears. I’ve been living on this isolated planet in the Outer Rim my entire life and not once have I ever seen a blaster, not to mention a lightsaber. Lightsabers aren’t real. They are just part of fairy tales I used to listen to as a child. He was surely mocking me.

‘Listen, I…’

‘Ah! Here we go!’ he said loudly, interrupting me and handing over his datapad. ‘Tell me what you think,’ he said politely.

As I gazed upon the bright screen I saw two texts one next to the other. The first one read:

“Nwûl tash.
Dzwol shâsotkun.
Shâsotjontû châtsatul nu tyûk.
Tyûkjontû châtsatul nu midwan.
Midwanjontû châtsatul nu asha.
Ashajontû kotswinot itsu nuyak.
Wonoksh Qyâsik nun.”

As I tapped the writing with the tip of my finger it was translated instantly. Now it read:

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

The second one read:

Emotion, yet peace.
Ignorance, yet knowledge.
Passion, yet serenity.
Chaos, yet harmony.
Death, yet the Force.”

I tapped the text and it expanded becoming:

“There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.

I stood there in silence trying to come up with an answer. Giorn looked at my blank expression on my face and asked: ‘Well?’

‘They both make sense to me.’

I feel a disturbance in the Force II

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I had a dream: a giant made of metal was defeated by strange dragonflies somewhere in the deep of Space and its absence gave the people great hope for peace. I saw lights and shadows scattered across the skies, each whispering secrets into my head. As I woke up I saw the brown robes of the bearded man whom visited me asking for water.

‘It’s been 3 days now,’ he said looking at me as I was getting out of a bed I’ve never seen before. ‘Don’t strain yourself, lad. It’s a bloody miracle you’re alive with that hole you had in your chest.’

‘Had? Who are you?’

‘Yes. Had. I patched you up. Your left lung collapsed, but you seem ok now,’ he said as he was swiping with his index finger on the screen of a datapad.

‘That red light I saw, what was it?’

‘Does it matter, lad? What are you staring at?’ the robed man asked.

As I looked at him closely, I saw that he seemed different from our first encounter. It seemed as if a dim light was engulfing his entire body.

‘You seem different than you were before,’ I said hesitantly.

‘I should. You are not the same either,’ he replied.

‘Look, sir, I don’t mean to be ungrateful, but please answer my questions. I am very confused.’

‘Questions? What questions?’ he asked with his eyes searching for something particular on the datapad he was holding.

‘Don’t play me for a fool. Who are you and what was that red light?’

He finally found what he was searching for by the satisfied look in his eyes. He looked at me and said: ‘I am Giorn Karr and that, my boy, was a lightsaber.’

I feel a disturbance in the Force

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A long time ago in a galaxy far away…

A bearded man wearing an old brown robe knocked at my door and asked for a cup of water. I invited him in and happily offered him the cup of water he asked for. He looked into my eyes and said: “I was right about you”. He then left politely.

Later that day, another man wearing a pretentious black robe knocked at my door and asked for a cup of wine. He looked exhausted and as I didn’t have any wine, I invited him in and offered him a cup of water. He drank the water from the cup and asked for another. As I was pouring water in the cup with my back turned, I felt a burning pain coursing through my chest. As a looked down I saw a red light piercing my body as a voice whispered: “I was wrong about you”.
He then left me for dead.