Longing for Gravity (The Daily Prompt)
You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?
Nature. The scent of freshly mowed green grass, the sky and it’s ever changing colors, wallpapered frequently with clouds of rain, hail, snow, the piercing lightning, the moon, the stars and the brightness of the Sun. The lakes, babbling brooks, swirling streams cascading over stones and the roar of waves/surf as it rolls into meet the shore. Desert flowers in March/April. Fish jumping to catch the insects as they wander unaware over the water. The Rocky Mountains and the smell of pine forests, the crunch of breaking branches under my hiking boots. Dragonflies, birds and bees in the yard. Autumn leaves, falling snow, the first signs of spring, the heat of summer.
Not crazy about fire….isn’t Mars hot and on fire? There you have it, I’m not going.