When you talk about true emotion, the death of a family member elicits its most pure form. How one deals with death, has a tendency to control the actions of that person. The memory of someone who passed may cause us to go through rituals that would seem ridiculous otherwise.
When you talk about emotion, the first column on balloons drummed some up. The reaction I received was way beyond what was expected. Although most of the responses were in my favor, I received a few that were less than friendly. I figured I must have left something out being that I felt I had touched every base, as to why letting balloons go was a horrible idea. The fact that they blow in the wind to wherever it takes them should be enough. Regardless, there were the unnamed folks out there that like to yell before they really sit back and think about what they are trying to protect.
I always laugh when everyone in support of something is happy to put their name on it, but those that want to defy logic tend to stay in the shadows. I will personally be happy to put my name on anything that I stand for. I guess that's what I do every week. Sometimes I get good feedback and others I become the target of confused or guilty people. I have to say it's likely the least favorite part of most peopleís job as a writer.
I'm honestly a little bit annoyed with the topic of balloons. How such a stupid act became common, could have only happened one way. I have let them go myself as a child, and regret my actions enough to never let it happen again Ė move one up.