Arctic (and our icebreaker). As seen from a helicopter. Sitting in the airport feeling the gnawing churn of homesickness for this place and the people I was with. In truth - I felt homesick for this place and these people even before I parted with it/them yesterday. It feels like being in love coupled with the lingering longing of loss. This morning I told Chris Hadfield that I felt overwhelmed and rendered meditative by the immensity of what I was feeling and he mentioned that this is how he felt after a space mission. And I will never know how it felt to return from space but returning from this is difficult, weird, beautiful, and sad all at once.