The Send Off Into The Sky

Friends old and friends new.  Hot air in the early morning light.  The send off into the sky.

I was expecting a romantic empty scene, but crowds and a giant purple people eater painted this morning a different color and so we shifted and matched the crazy with our own.  It was a strange and fantastic kind of morning with the bellows from the balloons fire juxtaposed with the quiet of the dawn.  

We dreamed of floating over Paris or Cappadocia with a woven basket beneath our feet.  Safely on the ground with the sun peeking through the clouds, anything seemed possible.