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?
Zooming through the skies into the outer universe to Mars is tantalizing. While on the space vehicle everything appeared to be exciting, the numerous stars in the galaxy, some of them even unheard of. The galaxies themselves were seen hitherto only in books. While all of us were at the various allotted tasks in the mission, we did get time for ourselves in between. These occasions I sometimes spent in prayer, reading, pursuing other lighthearted activities that I could carry out while on board or reminiscing and at times indulge myself in prospective thoughts as well.
The thought that the distance between Mother Earth and destination Mars would take months to cover was in fact a cause of anxiety. Mission accomplished we could go back travelling the same time or maybe even longer or may not even return When would the mission be accomplished? I had already begun missing my home, my family, my near and dear ones and my motherland. My dear Earth was the most spectacular of God’s creation in the universe. The lush greenery metamorphosed into the serene blue as the planet was being left way behind. Water, the elixir of life, was found only on Earth. Other planets closer to or further away from the Sun had no concrete claims to the existence of this nectar of life which lent its colour to our beautiful planet. My heart welled with pride and gratification that I was born on such a planet with vast stretches of oceans and other water bodies.
The Creator had put in species of such wonderful creatures onto Earth and mankind, with its sense of comprehension and intelligence, considered themselves to be the supreme of them all. Humans had a varied hue of complex characteristics like care, concern, hatred, anger, greed, sympathy and many more positive and negative traits, but ultimately they were the embodiment of love which was irreplaceable and which kept him on a high pedestal. Human nature binds all and it is this bonding which cannot be secondary to anything on this planet Earth.