Mission to Mars

Longing for Gravity

You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?

First of all, who was dumb enough to send me to mars?! like seriously guys – REALLY?! Ya’ll needed to do a better job at picking people. Everyone I know could have told you that was a mistake. I can’t even teach grade 7 math without a refresher and panicked email to Le Brother, what help am I going to be on Mars?

Sure if you need someone to sit and read Dr. Seuss books to the aliens with enthusiasm and funny voices, or teach the little alien babies,  I’m all over that but I don’t think that’s a high priority…..

Secondly: why can’t I get home? Sure it’s the “length” of the mission and not mechanical failures and stuff, still don’t think it’s a valid reason….If they can save Matt Damon from WWII, all those other movies that I didn’t watch but apparently he needed saving from, AND risk the lives of other people to go back for him on Mars, I think I should be able to make it home from just one mission. Who’s in charge of this? I need to speak to your supervisor!

I’m not going to be all sappy and say that’d I’d miss my family and friends the most. I think that whatever spaceship I’m on will be able to communicate with Earth. I’m used to only communicating with them via emails and skype calls – so that wouldn’t really bother me.

I think what I would miss the most would be the little things – my favourite food, or clothes. Being able to go outside and curse the sun for burning my reflectively white skin, or watching a blizzard from the comfort of my house. Life’s little pleasures: the fall trees in Ontario’s Bruce peninsula, heather in the highlands, cherry blossoms in Seoul. Things I wouldn’t be able to see on Mars.

All I can say though, is that if I’m being shipped off to Mars, they had better send some good music with me. Otherwise I’ll be forced to sing in order to dance…no one wants that….

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