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The Hunter

Living downtown means the stars are not really part of my everyday life – even a city the size of Sacramento manages to create enough ambient light to keep the stars from being seen well. It’s easy to forget they are up there.

I took my car out for a quick drive and tore down the river road at semi-irresponsible speeds, without a destination.

Last night at like 1 in the morning I had a feeling. I was sure there was some thing to engage with some where and it wasn’t going to be found in sleep.

So I took my car out for a quick drive and tore down the river road at semi-irresponsible speeds, without a destination. Just to see what I might find. I’m not sure if I’d call it “hunting” for something, but maybe.

When I had driven far enough down the river, I saw what I didn’t know I was looking for. I saw the constellation Orion, resting just above the horizon.

Orion Constellation

Ever since I was a little kid I’ve always watched for Orion. He leaves the sky to go off to hunt in the summer, and comes back into view in the autumn. Since I’ve always kind of hated summer, Orion’s yearly arrival makes him a welcome sight.

He’s a friend I guess, and I hope he someday finally finds what he’s hunting for.

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