Saturday, 3 July 2021

The Red Balloon

 As a kid, my Mother took me to see this movie, and we had the book (a story set to stills from the movie) so when I saw this in the street on my dog walk, I felt it was a charming throwback to my childhood.

I was overcome with a wave of joy.

I could see no signs as to why it was there, and I was deeply disappointed that it didn't magically follow me as we went past (I did keep hopefully turning back to check, but that's another story).

Sometimes happiness is simply a memory triggered.

May you all find moments of happiness today.

EDIT: I've just discovered the movie is on SBS on demand until the 14th Sept. If you want to scenically stroll all over Paris with a red balloon for 35 minutes, check it out!

Linking with #MakroTex on So Cute.

17 comments:

  1. It's wonderful when simple things like a red balloon bring back happy memories. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  2. Oh yrs I agree and like Susie said it's usually the simolest things that trigger it heheh!

    Have a balloontastic week 👍

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  3. Oh I love happy flashbacks. This one was most fun.

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    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

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  4. Little things - a scent, a glimpse, a few word - can trigger a flood of happy memories!
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  5. So true about happiness! Love to find little unexpected treasures!

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  6. So happy for you and your serendipitous encounter with joy!

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  7. What a sweet story. I love when memories are triggered, for me it is usually with a smell.

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  8. That must have been a very special momment.

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  9. It's so wise to take what joy we can from small things around us. A small happiness when we most have need of one is worth more than a thousand great happinesses heaped upon when we do not want them.
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  10. We all need to be thrown back (as it were) into our childhood at times. Charming little balloon!

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  11. I don't think I've seen this before. I know what you mean about something triggering good memories. I lost my dad this year but simple things make me smile with fun memories (along with the tears sometimes).

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Mondays #CreativeMondaysLinkUp I hope you can join us tomorrow.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear this. My condolences. It's a huge loss that takes a long time to process. You discover a lot of long forgotten memories in odd waves at the most unexpected times. In time it can be a nice feeling of having him close again, even just briefly in the spark of rememberance.

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  12. a charming post and thanks for reminding me of the Wild Balloon. So happy to see your link on my #WW linky. Welcome to Natasha Musing.

    Thanks for sharing your endearing childhood tale.

    Love and Hugs.

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  13. The magic of balloons - I love it! Emille (Jesh)

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