You don’t travel between worlds for a couple of decades without a few regrets. I lost touch with home the first few years into the supply runs to Mars, even though I was back every eight months.
When the hyper-lanes took us further into space, I felt even more alien or returning home. No, I’ve not seen an alien yet thought there’s plenty of weird things if you stare into the darkness long enough. I plan to spend the rest of my career out here, pick a fledgling colony and never seeing the Earth again.
I hope you get better but so long Gaia. I am a space man and I intend to stay that way.
First Posted September 2021