I’m baaaaack. Here to stick my entire foot back in the water (instead of just my big toe) with a response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt.
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?
You can see the prompt and other responses here.
First, I’d like to clarify that I would never, ever, voluntarily go on a mission to Mars, especially one so lengthy. I’m glad gravity’s holding my feet securely on Earth. Sometimes it gets a little hot, sometimes a little cold, but I never think to myself, “GOSH Earth blows! I hate living here. I want to move to Mars!” (Also, you know how freaked I am by the idea of outer space).
Now onto the question posed by the prompt.
What would I miss most about the Earth? Well, the people of course. But as far as Earth itself? As the prompt suggests, I would miss the color. I know it’s cheesy, but it’s true. I’d miss the color I see everyday, like the blueness of the sky, the white puffiness of the clouds, or the green of the grass, as well as the color that comes and goes, like the pink of these trees in my neighborhood.
The vibrant colors of fruit: red strawberries, green apples, yellow lemons– how is it possible that these perfect things come from the dirt of the Earth? Earth is really a pretty place. Sometimes we forget to look at it. I can’t imagine Mars being as visually stimulating.
Although, Mars is an interesting, angry red . . .
Thanks for reading. Have a nice night! (All pics are from my personal collection- except Mars. Ha Ha. That one I picked up from here: ( http://stateschronicle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/mars2_115916c.jpg )