“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
– Anaïs Nin
My favorite yearly tradition is the one I share with Kim. For six years now, we meet around the advent of a new year with two helium filled balloons. One balloon is designated for things we’re letting go in the coming year, the other is for our hopes and dreams. In addition to our lists, we also write a fitting quotation for each balloon. This year we learned that there is a global shortage of helium and that it cannot be synthesized. In hopes not to be part of that problem we chose to release prayer lanterns instead.
What a beautiful sight to see our wishes light up the sky.