A True Balloon Story

So I had a balloon that wouldn’t die;
he came from such hardy mylar stock,
born on a dozen roses, on my birthday.

After a week I expected to find him
like the cat’s favorite toy but…. No!!
He still could soar and fly.

After two weeks we were contacting Guinness!
As it seemed a very long time
For a balloon to still be alive.

He wasn’t still just in the air
He did everything he wanted to do
took over the house and flew everywhere.

Then at 16 days old.. the cat found him floating on the floor
I was saying, “Nono no, please leave it alone
But then I couldn’t look anymore
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Some how he managed to fly up 15 feet
to the top of the ceiling where there was an opening
and with a gust of wind..he blew out and away..

I admired his ending, his last attempt at survival
getting out from those cat claws
and flying faraway on his last day.
I made a virtual tombstone..
in my virtual graveyard park
Said some kind words and immortalized his life.

Then lo and behold!! A miracle
He was found alive and still floating
the next day outside.

After welcoming him home
we have decided to re-inflate him once again
as he has earned this honor, almost never given.

To be a balloon resurrected is a rare thing indeed
but his unusual behavior and fortitude
have won him a place in our hearts and in history:)

*Maybe we’ll give him his wish to fly away again someday:)

The End
Karima Hoisan (age 9 it seems:)
March 25, 2022
Costa Rica 

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15 Responses to A True Balloon Story

  1. daleinnis says:

    Haha, I love this! Noble spirits everywhere.

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  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    What a fantastic balloon 🎈I love when things like this just happen. It is the wonder and joy of living and witnessing the many miracles that surround us. Happy birthday, Karima! ❤️🌹🤗🥳🎈🎂

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    • Thank you so much Jeff and I see you too have not grown so cynical that you can’t get excited about something that broke the mold so to speak:) Yes, I agree , those little moments of joy and wonder feel like gifts…that don’t come every day:) My birthday was March 9th and thank you…Balloon is still alive after 18 days and is going in for a refill today haha. He deserves that honor:):) You deserve my gratitude for this great comment and also for letting me see your child is still very much intact. Thank you and have a lovely weekend! 🎈❤️🌹

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  3. There is a great innocence of childhood running through this. Beautifully done.

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    • Thank you David so much for saying that….as I said in my “Wide Eyed and Innocent ” post…there still is that part of me quite alive, I’m happy to say…but in all honesty..this balloon had more lives than my 3 cats put together and was quite a treat to see him floating around all over everywhere with such purpose and style:) I am so glad your child is still intact to enjoy this true tale:)🙏🎈🦋


  4. Harshi says:

    The wonderful stories in this Digital Rabbit Hole always makes my imagination soar! Loved it, Karima!

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  5. That is a super compliment…. thank you! Big hugsss Harshi:)🤗


  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Oh that is just the sweetest story ever dear Karima. Thank you for sharing this incredible story with us and even letting us in to your beautiful home to watch her float around and meeting the cat who still did not hurt her while she did take a short rest. Then the unimaginable happens she flies again. This is such a precious story. I can see you writing a child’s book about the balloon that lived for three days. The oldest balloon filled with joy and imagination and given to you by someone who knew that is what you would want in your birthday balloon. By the way the virtual resting place was another wonderful childlike happening. Happy belated birthday my friend. May I ask through the window when the balloon made an escape to see the rest of the world, what kind of trees are those outside the window? They are magnificent! Only you would create something so amazing about a gift of a balloon that loved life too much to die! Beautiful post. Sending you much love and so many blessings my friend. love you, Joni

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    • Awww Joni yes this story is right up your alley so they say..my child in awe the whole time and he lived for 3 weeks!! before he got the honor to be refilled!! My son took the balloon in and when he asked the man to refill it haha he tried to sell him a new one etc and my son said..No, My mom insists on this one hehe and he refilled it..Said he never had a request like that before.. the trees outside the high window are Cedros so I guess in English Cedars? We have lots of big trees in the yard and the other window shot where the balloon is plastered to the screen..those are Pejibaye Palms..they produce a really delicious and nutritious edible nut.. when cooked in boiling salted water almost tastes like a nutty squash. Yes my cemetery is growing (aww as they do) and my parents and well as close dear friends who have passed and animals too are all buried there. It’s so convenient to go there virtually and put flowers or candles on the graves on their anniversaries. HUGS Joni..much love so glad you loved this true tale..🎈🦋🌹❤️

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      • jonicaggiano says:

        I did, it was so precious. The way you added the pictures made us feel like we were all watching this magical balloon. As you said these balloons do not last this long and so this was a gift a special gift. Thank you for telling me the name of the trees. It is really sweet what your little boy did, he was looking after his mom. I find that to be very sweet. Sending you thanks for this lovely story and feeling us all up with hope. Big hugs sweetie. Sending my love. ❤️

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  7. Big hugs Joni…Please don’t ever change my sweet friend🤗


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