Countdown, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Blast Off! into outer-inner space, nebuli, planetary conjunctions. Jupiter? What is your influence on my year? Grand possibilities, collisions of old cemented constructs, explosions and freeing of gasses. Energy, jet propulsion, excitement born of release from prisons of sticky wickets, ancient encumbrances. Sixty years young and counting backwards while walking steadily forwards. History revised, folded in on itself, a mobius strip.