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!

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

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

    Have a balloontastic week 👍

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

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    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  4. Little things - a scent, a glimpse, a few word - can trigger a flood of happy memories!
    Thanks for sharing at

  5. So true about happiness! Love to find little unexpected treasures!

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

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

  8. That must have been a very special momment.

  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.
    Thanks for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

  10. We all need to be thrown back (as it were) into our childhood at times. Charming little balloon!

  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.

    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.

  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.

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

  14. The neatest things are small and sometimes overlooked. Moments like what you shared are a powerful feeling. Embrace and enjoy! Thank you for sharing!
    Take care and best wishes.