Have you ever had something you wanted to do so badly
that you could almost taste the desire?
That's how I was with riding a hot air balloon.
I had longed to do that since the first time I saw
the incongruous, nearly magical thing.
Floating high over the Earth, held up only by heated air.
As a kid, I thought it must be pure magic.
I was right.
This summer we made my long-held dream come true. You know how it tasted? Sweet.