I'm so in love with this picture that Jeff took about 20 minutes ago. Balloons are the best.
Stay tuned for the inside-scoop on those balloons later today. ;)
In the meantime, have you watched Le Ballon Rouge (aka The Red Balloon)? It's a short film made in Paris in 1956, by Albert Lamorisse. Guess who has 2 thumbs and an obsession with that film...
*yes, I really just did that*
It's so incredibly beautiful. On his way to school, Pascal finds a huge red balloon and soon discovers that the balloon has a mind and will of its own. Pascal and his balloon form a special bond over the course of a day. Even with almost no dialog (or perhaps even because of the lack of dialog)- the film is at once moving and profound while maintaining levity and a touch of magic. I won't spoil the ending for you (in case you've never watched it), but it's fantastical and sweet. The 34 minute film starred Lamorisse's own children. His son Pascal, starred as the main character "Pascal", and his daughter Sabine played a supporting role. It won both an Oscar and a Palme d'Or when it was released.
Want to know a funny SLOmygosh tidbit?
Our house bunny, Pascal, is named after the boy in this film.