And it came to pass that a cloud descended on Utopia in the year 2009. It moved across the cerulean field symbolising the rift between idealism and reality. It cast its shadow on the landscape mirroring the building tension below and creating the opportunity for the writing of a new Utopian Blueprint.
Nets of Balloons
Hot Air Balloons
Balloons were used everywhere in Utopia, they symbolized joy, freedom and celebration. Birthday parties and Weddings were decorated with them, they adorned family homes and gardens. Adults made animals with them to entertain children, at large public events huge nets of balloons hung suspended from the ceiling that were released all at once, creating a cascade of balloons. Balloons have the tendency to explode and therefore make a large ‘pop’ noise, only adding to the excitement of the balloons. Balloons can be filled with human breath or helium, helium allows them to however in mid air and defy gravity. You could also travel by Balloon, when they were made from light weight fabric and filled with hot air that lifted them into the sky.
After the fall of Utopia, balloons were forgotten about, they were seen to be frivolous and excessive and had no place post-Utopia.
If you have discovered this publication, you are now the lucky owner of one single balloon, use it wisely.
How to inflate the balloon
- Hold the nozzle of the balloon in your mouth and pinch the balloon about one inch away from the nozzle. Just hold the rolled nozzle (collar) between your lips, not your teeth.
- Blow into a small section of the balloon and try to form a bubble. While blowing, stretch the section of balloon you are holding a small amount (grab the balloon about 2 inches from the nozzle and stretch it outward another inch or two). It's much easier to fill the rest of the balloon if you have a small bubble to get you started. After forming this small bubble, pinch the nozzle closed so no air comes out, and take deep breaths and keep filling the balloon.
- Once the balloon is filled sufficiently with air tie the neck of the balloon in a single knot, and this is now your balloon.