Friday, August 26, 2005

Qui-Gon : Spiritual Medium

When I started this race, clinging fast to my specialised swoop, I thought of nothing but winning. I let the peaceful blanket of the ether fade and relied on my connection with the Living Force, making all around me more dynamic. This was to be my finest hour since the day I died. I set my jaw and clenched my teeth, frowning, as I flew by my team-mates.
I ripped through the Sarlacc Breeding grounds, loose sand passing through me. My poncho fluttered behind me, the winds tossing it like it were a kite. The Sarlacc squealed and whipped long flesh tentacles at me, but I nudged my swoop with the Living Force, evading the attacks.
The Steaming Pits of Death reminded me of a trip to the Eternal Bog of Stench when I was a Padawan. I was through that stretch of track so quickly, though, that all it became was a nauseating blur.
At the Ronto Plateau, I passed a few riders, glancing at them as I went by. Determination sculpted their faces with hard lines. The more I looked, I knew, these faces were so dead set on winning, they were frowning. I saw no smiles.
Victory was so important that the simple joys of each moment were lost.
Your focus determines your reality. Never should this focus deny the beauty of any moment.
I slowed my swoop, noticing Master Dooku near-by. He flicked at switches on the controls. I heard faint music emanating from his way. He was searching the radio.
I clicked the centre switch on my own swoop, the Commlink, and began to sing.

Can anybody find me some Jedi to love?
Midichlorians muddle my mind a little
Can't seem to get a Council seat
Take a look at my Master and sigh
Jedi, what are you doing to me
I have spent all my years following you
But I just can'’t get what I need,
Force!
Some Jedi, some Jedi
Can anybody find me some Jedi to love?
I've worked hard every day of my life
All my skills I've had to hone
At the end of the day I sit and meditate all on my own -
I get down on my knees
And I start to pray
Let the fears run away from my mind
Force - some Jedi - some Jedi
Can anybody find me - some Jedi to love?
(He works hard)
Everyday - I try and I try and I try -
But Yoda laughs, that familiar sound
He says 'Padawan is lazy'
He says many years more I must train
Got no common sense
And in the Council I must believe
Yeah - yeah yeah yeah
Oh Force
Some Jedi - some Jedi
Can anybody find me some Jedi to love?
Got the Force, around me is Living
As a Master, I can't be beat
I'm ok, I'm alright
Ain'’t gonna face no defeat
I just gotta avoid the Sith Lord hell
Someday I'm gonna achieve, Force!
Find me some Jedi to love
Can anybody find me some Jedi to love?

The words returned to me, flowing as naturally as the first time Dooku and I sang it together.
I slowed my swoop, and when I looked back, Master Dooku was nowhere to be seen. I coasted through the last leg of the lap, enjoying the sights and sounds. I avoided the blasts from the Tuskens with ease. I've found when I am at peace, almost nothing can surprise me.
Since I didn't see anyone else pass me, I guessed I was in last place. I drifted to a stop right over the finish line, smiling and content with the world.
"That was really far out, J.J.," I said, allowing that warm ethereal glow start to wash over my senses again. "Like, seriously, thanks for the trip, man."
J.J. took a moment to look up from his view screen to smile back up at me. "Glad you liked it, Qui."
The three final stragglers came in, leaving me in 6th place.
Not first. Not last. I'm glad to have found a happy medium.

6 Comments:

Blogger Han Solo said...

Now this is stuck in my head:

Don't you want some Jedi to love?
Don't you need some Jedi to love?
Wouldn't you love some Jedi to love?
You better find some Jedi to love...

11:19 PM, August 25, 2005  
Blogger Master Yoda said...

Beautiful, that was.

6:00 AM, August 26, 2005  
Blogger flu said...

*sniff*

Your band had some glorious hits, QGJ.

You posting those lyrics brought back memories of... of... days I can't even remember. Thx.

6:26 AM, August 26, 2005  
Blogger JawaJuice said...

Those were some sweet, sweet sounds!
I think we found your theme song.

7:55 AM, August 26, 2005  
Blogger Nic said...

BWAHAHAHAHA! That is bloody brilliant Quiggy. One of my favorite songs!

11:53 AM, August 26, 2005  
Blogger Qui-Gon Jinn said...

And, like, remember, our Greatest Hits are on sale at your favourite music stores all over the Galaxy. Pick a copy up today!
*whisperingI did the shameless plug, JJ, man. Can I, like, have a brownie, now?*
QGJ

3:51 PM, August 26, 2005  

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