remember when I said, “be careful what you wish for”?

Well now I know what I was talking about. God damn… This just about busted my inbox.

Just when I was wishing for a bicyle lady in a skull helmet, she tops with…. a skull-lady in a bicycle helmet.

October 30 can’t come soon enough. I do have a broom stick, but I’m having trouble working out how to attach it to my bike. And, curiously enough, someone left behind several fake moustaches at a party at our house a while ago and now I’ve a hankering to wear one. Incognito.

But this! It’s like La Calavera Revolucionaria (see below) decided to ditch the gee-gee and upgrade to a bicycle before unleashing unholy havoc for this year’s Dia de los Muertos. Right after this glass of bubbles.

Surreal. Incomprehensible. Freaking excellent.

















Image from Posada’s popular mexican prints. 273 cuts by José Guadalupe Posada. Selected and edited by Roberto Berdecio and Stanley Appelbaum (Dover Publications, Inc, New York, 1972)

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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