She rented the helium tank from the local party store. She bought 1000 balloons in a rainbow of colors. She kept them all under a net until every one was filled. Then at 3:56 p.m., she let them loose. They took off–quickly at first, fueled by their freedom. Then they slowly floated end over end, twirling and coasting in the summer air against the clear blue sky. It wasn’t her birthday. Nor was it an anniversary, a holiday, or a party.
It was just a Tuesday afternoon when she released 1,000 colorful balloons into the sky. Just because she wanted to.