Curious beings whom I meet here on Earth often ask me, “Clay Ball, do you travel by space ship?” To which I reply: I am a small—actually tiny—space traveller, of simple means, so I do not have a space ship.
What I do have is a lovely yellow space kayak, which you can see above!
Since arriving on Earth, I did have one small worry–and that was my little baby, whose name is Seala, left back at home with my mom. She was too young to travel intergalactically when I first took on this job, & my heart was torn with worry at this separation.
So this week, LB & I headed back home to get her, now that she is a little older & stronger. Luckily, photos of our trip were captured by the Hubble space telescope, so credit must be given to the NASA web site (a favorite of mine), & in particular http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/star: for the following photos:
LB & I started out at dawn in the space kayak.
We travelled gently into that good night, which is actually a wonderful way to travel…
Then landed safely on my beautiful home, which I do believe is the most beautiful place in the entire Universe !
LB was fast asleep by then…Some other day, I will show you photos of my family, but the Hubble did not catch those.
But what a happy reunion we had! LB & little Seal have been inseparable.
On the way home…
…on the way home, suddenly, our space kayak swooped a little too close to a black hole…and we had a few uneasy moments…
LB & I were able to maneuver the space kayak away just in the nick of time…thank you LB, my dear son!
And the rest of our trip was blessedly uneventful…
Somehow, in one of those mysterious, lingering after-effects following space travel, we came in through the back & front windows of the house at the same time…
And landed safely on the cutting board, of all places! Just in time to cook stuffed jalapeno peppers!
Love rocks the stars!