did you see that movie when you were in elementary school? silent, i think; just the balloon floating along from adventure to adventure...
yesterday i was paused on my bike at the corner of geary and scott. and bumbling along beside the traffic, sucked along i imagine in the wake of the cars and the busses, came a red balloon. careening absurdly down and up and off a car here and the ground there.
it came past me, and i reached out, then way out, and managed to just touch it with my fingertips, barely enough to cause it to change course; it just absorbed my impact as it wandered along.
may i be so free.
that is my prayer today: may i be so free.