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  • This month always feels like the start, the beginning of something, a pathway to new places.

    I always thought it was a mixture of the beginning of the school year and that I was born in September – that other Tuesday was thirty-nine years ago today.

    September joins two seasons, neither one thing nor another, a duality with mutable, mystic Virgoan quality. I've always felt energised at such joins, creases and folds; I am after all the product of two cultures.

    I'm now standing at one such boundary, at the median of my life. Summertime is receding, leaves are brown… and the sky is a hazy shade of winter. It's halftime in Imranica.

    I am somewhat anxious. I fear I didn't make the most of the Summer, I worry that there will be less for me in the Autumn. By Winter, whom will I have left to love? But y'know I'm just somewhat anxious. There are promising possibilities and probabilities, changes and chances. I have fears, but also faith.

    In five months, the light that left the Earth on the day of my birth will reach Zeta Reticuli, 39.5 light years away from our pale blue dot.

    There are two stars there – another duality. They call them binary. I'm going to wish on them both. Double my chances.

    A future forming, a curse undone


    Music: September, by The Shins.
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