The Day of the Jackhole

The Day of the Jackhole

Celebrating 40 years on this earth

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2006. Orion is a hipster.

I’m in Australia. It’s New Year’s Eve. My parents have gone to a party, and I’m sitting in the back yard on a plastic chair drinking an old woman’s drink of Baileys and ice. All the lights are off and it’s blacker than black out here. Except for the sky.

Looking up, the sky is alive with pin pricks of light and satellites moving and activity and twinkling. So many stars. The Milky Way. The Southern Cross. Orion’s wearing his belt low and hippy tonight.

I lean back in my chair, headphones in and count down to midnight. Swatting mosquitoes and sipping my irish drink.

I love this sky. I play Led Zeppelin I until the clock strikes oh six.

September 6, 2011

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