Before we met in person in Kiev, in emails to me, Meg told me about a golden ring she had with Roman numerals. It represented time and space: the clock and the compass. To Meg it also represented the potential of attaining the unimaginable. In British Columbia we got a Tiffany "Atlas" ring for me too.
In Kiev, Meg gave me a wide silver, Celtic bracelet. She had exact same bracelet on her wrist - it was two of them. Meg and I wore the bracelets through our entire ordeal on the way to Canada.
Trapped on a small vessel, offshore and cut off from humanity, entirely on our own, not knowing when and if we can land, or even can dream of reaching "home," is very similar to being in deep space. For that reason and because the Star Trek: Voyager series tells the story of hopeless romantics and adventurers, Voyager became our theme, our inspiration and our entertainment.