Sunday, October 16, 2011

Airborne

Sometimes in life you find yourself
inexplicably filled with joy
over something completely surprising.

For me, I have found that something to be
early morning hot air balloons.
I have never been particularly interested 
in hot air balloons, 
and to be honest, the thought of 
flying through the air in just a basket
rather terrifies me.

So I was completely caught off-guard
by how enamored I've become
with my morning sightings.


From our tiny kitchen table we don't have much
of a view; we look east and face a busy road 
and a hospital across the street.

But over my daily bowl of cereal
I began to see balloons, 
sometimes just a couple,
but other times five, ten...
today nearly 15.

And with each sighting, I grow 
more enchanted.
I'm still not sure what it is about them
that strikes me: the rainbow of colors, 
the way they can sneak up, drifting & soaring, 
imagining the view their occupants
are experiencing.


No, I'm not sure what it is about them, 
but I know I will continue
to search for them, 
seeking the joy they bring.


I hope that you all find your own
 hot air balloons in life, 
surprising as they may be.

3 comments:

Melissa Blake said...

Beautiful!

The Beginner Housewife said...

This is beautiful. I'm with you, it would have put a smile on my face!

I'm new to blogging and just came across your blog. Less than a month old and meeting such fabulous people!!

Hannah Q. Parris said...

Thanks for your sweet comments, ladies! You're welcome to stop by here anytime :)