Life Cycle of a Helium Balloon
Look at them: resilient and lighter than air a tail of ribbons fashioned into helices They push at the ceiling optimistically bobbing attempting to escape into space However they have little endurance so in a day or two they surrender to gravity and wallow on the floor Their death is slow but painless deflating until they slump shriveled and wrinkled on the ground Although if I were a helium balloon I would prefer the other way I think that I would like to go out with a bang Amy Baldwin