He had been very lonely since the breakup with his longtime girlfriend Maureen. Volunteering for the first one way trip to Mars made so much sense… a drastic change of scene, a chance to meet new people and exactly 140,000,000 miles from the ex girlfriend. Perfect, he thought. After the first few months on Mars, the newness of living on another planet began to fade. Life was tedious and routine, not to mention he missed things like clouds. He would look up into the red sunset, see the small shining dot that was earth and wonder just what Maureen was doing.