Within a week, I arrived. Earth is indeed lush; more so than I had read about. I spent a fortnight painting various scenes of the place. The inhabitants are very friendly, the few that are left here. They told me that in their distant past there were many people known for their paintings. In fact, they claim that there are ruins of large monuments to the arts. I would like to see these someday, but I recently received an odd commission to paint a portrait on the moon of Aura, so I must depart.