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Mysterious stranger prowls for strays


“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” —  Sai Baba

Many times a child’s innocent questions about something they noticed in life provides the basis for more serious thought into their innocent contemplations and imaginings. A pair of colorful balloons swaying in the wind is one insignificant but important case in point.










This tale might be considered to be more fact than mere fiction.

The basis of this dream is an innocent question posed by a five-year-old little girl , Marcie, who happened to look across a school playground and noticed a few balloons desperately clinging to some dried brush on a very windy afternoon.

She asked her grandmother if there was a balloon man who picks up these strays. A good question and the basis of this story.

Her grandmother told her that she did not know if such a person existed. Marcie assured her that he did exist because she had dreamt of him gathering up all the stray balloons in the world and taking them to a safe haven for storage.

To make a long story short the next day I noticed this gentleman in the school yard rounding up all the balloons that the wind had blown from a nearby residence that was celebrating a birthday party.

If this is a question of what came first the chicken or the egg I can truthfully admit I do not know. All I know is that this guy was only collecting the balloons and placing them carefully in his sac.

Sometimes life is a mysterious adventure filled with many unknowns.

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Quote of the week: “What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn't make it worse. Not being open about it doesn't make it go away. And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn't there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring it.” ― Eugene T. Gendlin, Focusing

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