Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Up, Up, and Away :: Balloons Take to the Sky

The best way of travel, however, if you aren't in any hurry at all, if you don't care where you are going, if you don't like to use your legs, if you don't want to be annoyed at all by any choice of directions, is in a balloon. In a balloon, you can decide only when to start, and usually when to stop. The rest is left entirely to nature.
— William Pene du Bois, The Twenty-one Balloons

I'm not writing a blog post today...in fact, I'm calling in sick...I've got balloon fever! It's highly contagious; I promise. In fact, I think it may take a week to recover from it.

Fear not, I should be fine once Saturday has passed and the Balloon Glow has long ceased to fill the evening air with an orange hue.

For those avid readers, I'll post here and there each day, but not early in the morning as I typically do. No, this week is reserved for ballooning. It's not on my to-do list or goal sheet, because ballooning is a magical whimsy and I don't want it tied to any list.

If you happen to be in the Longview or Kilgore area of Texas, you are in for a real treat. Hope to see you all out searching for balloons; and remember, eyes to the sky!

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