Roy McBride: The zero G and the extended duration of the journey is affecting me both physically and mentally. I am alone. Something I always believed I preferred. I am alone. But I confess it's wearing on me. I am alone. I am alone.
Roy McBride: I've been trained to compartmentalize. It seems to me that's how I approach my life.
Roy McBride: Can I have a blanket and pillow?
Flight Attendant: Certainly, that will be $125.
Roy McBride: Why go on? Why keep trying?
Roy McBride: I'm steady, calm. I slept well, no bad dreams. I am active and engaged. I'm aware of my surroundings and those in my immediate sphere. I'm attentive. I am focused on the essentials, to the exclusion of all else. I'm unsure of the future but I'm not concerned. I will rely on those closest to me, and I will share their burdens, as they share mine. I will live and I will love.