In early September as I drove across a small portion of the Mojave Desert—the dashboard indicating 106-degrees outside—I spotted a hot air balloon dancing gracefully across the cloud-dotted sky. Finding a safe spot, I stopped the truck and hopped out, camera in hand.
After being body-slammed by the heat—the breath sucked out of my lungs—my first thought was, “Heat rises, the people in that balloon must be miserable,” (unless those were grimaces on their faces instead of smiles, and they were waving for help instead of a friendly hello. Oh geez, you don’t suppose?!)…
My second thought was “Untethered! Those people aren’t “tied down” to anything.” There’s “no strings attached,” so to speak.
When was the last time you didn’t have any “strings attached?”
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
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