MEMOIRS of An
My story starts some place, in Space,
3 million light years in the distance.
I come from a tiny planet called Q,
Where the skies are yellow and the trees are blue
You’d love it there too! All we do is play
I would personally still be there
if it wasn’t for that day...
That day, out of a silly stumbling accident – the kinds that have the power to irreversibly change your fate - I ran into an old space vehicle, probably buried for eras in the yellow mellow field behind my house. At first, I had no idea what it was as I had never seen anything alike. I had learned about these things in school but also learned that none of them managed to survive the claws of time. Also, nobody could verify the veridicality of the legends we knew about them.
I got inside, just out of curiosity. I imagine any of you earthly creatures would have done the same thing. Curiosity is typical for a lot of beings on Q and Earth as well.
I don’t remember too much of my first reactions inside – while still on Q – although I’ve been trying really hard all this time. I wish I knew what I pressed, what I did or what I thought that particular moment, as the next one everything started to move and tremble and I suddenly felt catapulted up with an impossible speed. I lost my conscience pretty fast and I cannot really say for how long.
As I restarted to acknowledge my presence and existence I realized I was still in that vehicle. I looked around: computers, clocks, buttons, monitors - everything user-friendly and with a detailed-self-explanatory-
robot-guide. I saw a map of a navigated path from my house to my new position in space. It took me a while to figure out what it was and where I was. But when I did, I must tell you I was dumbfounded of how impressively long I had travelled.
Our dearly Star was just a flickering white dot among many others. I was becoming aware that I had totally lost my sense of time, of weight and
even my colours were starting to fade out. I panicked. Despaired. Cried. Vomited. I have to admit I was scared. I had one million thoughts but couldn’t manage to find one to get me actively moving.
When I did finally manage to get up, I started exploring my “vehicle” and it turned out I wasn’t travelling in a tiny capsule or any of the sorts, but rather in an enormous castle-like spaceship. The front window, made of a very think transparent sheet, was the next shock. I was frozen. The immensurable extent of beauty unfolding before my eyes simply stopped my breath for a few moments (seconds? hours?). I suddenly became aware of my heart beating and that was warming me from the inside. I started to recover my faith, my hope.. I was no longer afraid. I decided to embrace my fate and explore the opportunity I was given.
You think travelling through space is hard? You’re right! But the toughest job was getting in the field of this Star.
The Oort Cloud with all the chaotic asteroids and comets did cause me some headaches.
The Kuiper Belt
The Asteroid Belt
One especially caught my attention: a blueish-
white planet, covered in water and various forms of land, with a beautiful, clear atmosphere, capable of sustaining life. “This is it!” i said to myself “This is my way!”
So I decided to park my vehicle and get a closer look.