Gazing Up, Far Below

submitted by Jen Atkins who wrote this about it:
As I stood below this balloon that was floating directly above me that I had just watching be lifted from the ground, I marveled at this amazing invention of humans. I wondered what it would be like to be in the balloon, gazing down at very tiny people like me. I thought about the many thrilling things humans do that involve some amount of danger. Everything seems so controlled and perfect, but sometimes, I'm sure that things can go wrong.