Chapter one – The Rocket

April 2020

From my kitchen window you can see far away a rocket on a launch pad ready to lift off.

A beam of early morning sun hits the rocket while the city is still in the shadow.

The rocket is ready for its launch but it will never get off the ground.

The rocket is on an old amusement park built when the Apollo crew tried to reach the Moon and children dreamed of being astronauts.

In lockdown I kept watching that rocket out of my window.

I needed space. I had to expand my universe, too small at that moment.

It was April 2020. I decided there and then to launch an exploring mission in my Domestic Space.