November 13, 2009

Helium Balloon-Friday Flash 55

Sadness building up, fear and desperation.  The doubting of self and others, no trust to be found.  Holding onto the ballons filled with each emotion with dear life, too afraid of what will happen if they disappear.  Finally, one day the discovery of letting go...releasing the balloons along with the illusion of any control.

Every Friday write a poem, story or limerick of 55 words, no more, no lessAnd then report to the G-Man!

**Note, whenever we have lost someone in the past few years, we always write loving messages on balloons and release them all at once, watching them fly high above us until we can't see them.  It is a nice feeling of release and I think I am going to go out, get some balloons, find a pretty spot and release some balloons with messages to my son this weekend.  That was my inspiration for this 55. 

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Anonymous said...

A beautiful gesture for letting go. I hope that your balloons, spirited away by the breeze will give you the healing that you so desire regarding Zach. Those silents days as a parent are so incredibly painful. I feel for you and pray that you find peace.

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Hootin' Anni said...

I like this a's like let 'em free!!

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Brian Miller said...

great 55. it can be so hard to let that balloon go. i have participated in a similar ceremony...they can be pretty powerful.

mine is up!

Dr.John said...

Great 55. We all need to give up that illusion.

I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it

But it’s a groaner.

Her Big Sad said...

I think that is a beautiful way to let go. It's kind of like using a God box in a way? Either way, you are relinguishing the emotions or situations. I really love the balloon idea. I wish you a weekend filled with peace.

Larry said...

hello again very nice Idea realeasing balloons I'm going to do that myself. My heart goes out to0 you for your son I have two brothers who are heroin addicts to me seems their beyond help michael one of my brither died two years ago I miss him tremendously. the other isn't far behind I pray for him daily. May you have peace hope charity I'll pray for you daily . Nice 55 look forward to reading more of you Flash 55's. you'll find mine below.

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Lou said...

It's symbolic, but I can understand how freeing it would feel. I like the idea of messages carried on the wind.

Cat said...

and learning to trust yourself.

Wonderfully done my friend.

Tall Kay said...

It's so clear these words came from your heart. I think the releasing of balloons is such a healthy exercise. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and another solution toward letting go. Hugs!

Rebel Mother said...

I found your blog through Chic Mama. It is very interesting indeed. I read Act 1 and Act11 and was amazed at what a strong woman you are.

We share a common ailment in our fathers, although I yet have found the 'balls' to write about it!

Rebel Mother x

G-Man said...

What a beautifully worded 55!
This is absolutely one of my favorites of the day.
Thank You for this little Gem!
Have a Wonderful Week-End...G