Vaccine of Love

Emojis are mostly two dimensional
beings. Therefore their curves come
pre-flattened. With the exception
of Mister Smiley Face, having been
transubstantiated into the third
dimension (to undertake a secret
mission … but that’s another story)
by a force beyond his comprehension.

Emojis also come with full and total
diplomatic immunity. Even against
a phantom menace such as Darth
Insidious Virus. Fortunately for the
human race, Mr. Smiley Face is very
happy to join the herd, having fallen
truly, madly, and deeply (in a three
dimensional sense) in love with
Esmeralda from Barcelona (who puts
a spike in Mr. Smiley Face’s curve).
Now can an intrepid Galactic Republic
emissary get those Emoji antibodies
past the Trade Federation blockade?

“These aren’t the antibodies you’re
looking for.” ~ Jedi Red Pathogen

“Your mind powers will not work
on me, boy.” ~ Jabba the Cop

“Where’s my light saber when I really
need it, Luke! That wouldn’t happen to
be mine hanging off your belt?”
~ Jedi Red Pathogen

“If the Force was truly with you, there
would be no need to ask. And here, you
have my ration of tiolet paper. As I sense
you’ve soiled yourself”.
~ Luke Smartarse

The Tourist Police strike back

“I know nothing!”

“You have no jurisdiction.
I’m no tourist!
I’m a free-range anthropologist

in the employ of Master Modi Mace

of the Jedi High Council.”
~ Jedi Red Pathogen

๐ŸŽถ Hey now
All you sinners
Put your lights on
Put your lights on
Hey now
All you lovers
Put your lights on
Put your lights on

‘Cause there’s a virus
Living under my bed
Whispering in my ear
There’s an angel
With a hand on my head
Says I’ve got nothing to fear

๐ŸŽถ Hey now
All you killers
Put your lights on
Put your lights on
Hey now
All you children
Leave your lights on
You better leave your lights on

There’s a darkness
Down deep in my soul
I still got a purpose to serve
So let your light shine
Making me whole
God, don’t let me lose my nerve
Don’t let me lose my nerve ๐ŸŽถ

~ Jedi Everlast *

โ€œWake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.โ€

Who shall separate us from
the love of Christ? Shall trouble,
or hardship, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
No, in all these things we are more
than conquerors through him who
loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death
nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor
any powers, neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love
of God, that is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

~ Paul of Tarsus

Photography;
David & Linda Redpath ยฉ 2020

Jedi Artwork:
Courtesy of Multiple Michael ยฉ 2020

* Apologies to Erik Schrody ๐Ÿ˜Ž

84 thoughts on “Vaccine of Love”

      1. My spidey sense ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ tells me,
        via a tingle โ˜Ž๏ธ from the Force,
        that the Ginsberg is most strong
        with thee, Grady ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  1. Awesome awesome awesome story!! Love the cheeky pictures with police-forces
    (back when their force was still in a more tolerable range) and the free-range anthropologist remark haha! I know where are those freaking antibodies? Please let me know when you find some and send some over with fast and easy Emoji-express! Gracias!!! Abrazos and thanks for this! xoxoxo mucho amor!

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    1. Mi placer tortuoso, Gitana โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
      In this time of pestilence, perhaps
      a shot of Dylan may be in order …

      Donโ€™t need a shot of heroin
      to kill my disease
      Donโ€™t need a shot of turpentine,
      only bring me to my knees
      Donโ€™t need a shot of codeine
      to help me to repent
      Donโ€™t need a shot of whiskey,
      help me be president
      I need a shot of love,
      I need a shot of love

      Doctor, can you hear me?
      I need some Medicaid
      I seen the kingdoms of the world
      and itโ€™s makinโ€™ me feel afraid
      What I got ainโ€™t painful,
      itโ€™s just bound to kill me dead
      Like the men that followed Jesus
      when they put a price upon His head
      I need a shot of love,
      I need a shot of love

      I donโ€™t need no alibi
      when Iโ€™m spending time with you
      Iโ€™ve heard all of them rumors
      and you have heard โ€™em too
      Donโ€™t show me no picture show
      or give me no book to read
      It donโ€™t satisfy the hurt inside
      nor the habit that it feeds
      I need a shot of love,
      I need a shot of love

      Why would I want to
      take your life?
      Youโ€™ve only murdered my father,
      raped his wife
      Tattooed my babies
      with a poison pen
      Mocked my God,
      humiliated my friends
      I need a shot of love,
      I need a shot of love

      Donโ€™t wanna be with
      nobody tonight
      Veronica not around nowhere,
      Mavis just ainโ€™t right
      Thereโ€™s a man that hates me
      and heโ€™s swift, smooth and near
      Am I supposed to set back
      and wait until heโ€™s here?
      I need a shot of love,
      I need a shot of love

      What makes the wind
      wanna blow tonight?
      Donโ€™t even feel like
      crossing the street
      and my car ainโ€™t actinโ€™ right
      Called home, everybody seemed
      to have moved away
      My conscience is beginning
      to bother me today
      I need a shot of love,
      I need a shot of love
      If youโ€™re a doctor,
      I need a shot of love

      ~ Bob Dylan

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  2. I was wondering just the other day whether Mr. Smiley Face would be making an appearance or if he’d gone permanently into hiding. (Probably not a good sign of my current mental state.) My favorite bit in this post is I’m no tourist! I’m a free-range anthropologist.

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    1. Being a free-range anthropologist
      I get access to places no tourist
      dare, or are permitted, to venture.
      Such as the Temple of Doom, and
      the tombs of long forgotten Kings
      and Pharaohs.
      Yes, Mrs. Smiley Face ๐Ÿ˜Ž has been
      quarantined in a romantic lock down,
      with Esmeralda, somewhere in Spain.
      But I’m sure he’ll soon be back on the
      trail of that despicable muppet, Elmo.

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    1. Thanks Buckeye, of the Resistance.
      Life is like a box of chocolates.
      But, at times, we need to jump into
      hyperdrive ๐Ÿ˜Ž May the true source
      of celestial force be with you ๐Ÿ™

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  3. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! You just outepiced Your infinite epicness!!! I LOOOOVVVVEEEE this! You made me laugh outloud a few times! YAY! Thank You, David! You and Linda are very funny! Cheers, hugs and all that! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐ŸŒ€๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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    1. Linda and I are epicureans from
      way back, now that you mention it.
      She only keeps me around for her
      amusement ๐Ÿ˜Ž Plus, I’m a gourmet
      chef ๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿฅ˜ ๐Ÿผ if I say so myself. So,
      I come in handy with the cooking
      in a lock down situation ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿ”’
      Thanks for volunteering to test out
      my highly experimental vaccine ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

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      1. Ah!!! Coolest of brilliantly cooked cool beans! My sweet man can cook fish and certain vegetables like nobody’s business….so I also got gifted that way! Nothing sexier than a man who knows his way around a kitchen! ๐Ÿ˜…And yes! I do believe the Vaccine of Love will be a hit! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒ€๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Never failing to blow my mind…
    such magical mysterious
    fun, and so divine.
    Very nice trinitious collab with
    fabulous friend MM
    and your beloved
    photo-genius
    goddess L.
    Thanks for sharing
    this tour de force
    tellement surreal.

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Lia.
      The magical mystery tour
      is ever waiting to take us away.
      Especially when life’s circus
      gets too down low and serious.
      Thanks for the dose of Zen ๐Ÿ™
      May the Grand Tour of Existence
      bless you with ringside tickets ๐Ÿ˜Ž
      And many bright lanterns
      of tellement lemon sweetness ๐Ÿ’›

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      1. Wow… I feel like
        I just have been. ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ’ซ
        Thanks for this
        sunlit blessing
        from your pen.
        ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. Omg! David, stop
        You’re enchanting me!
        I’m seriously swooning
        with delight. (sincere swoon-smile heart eyes diamond skies)
        ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’›โœจ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’“

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