I Have a Question...
when we let balloons go, or when they fly away, where do they go?
do they fade away?
do they get hit by planes or birds or whatever?
do the clouds eat them?
or are they crushed under the pressure?
do they make it out of the atmosphere, only to be destroyed by satelites?
what if they keep going?
and they go on and on, further out into space until they break free from our solar system and make it through the kaiper belt alive, out of the galaxy with an "au revoir" to the milky way, and deeper into the universe?
maybe a microscopic speck of dust, propelled by a nearby collision between two monstrous bodies of rock and ice, shoots through it and pops it.
and maybe then, after thousands upon millions of miles traveled between here and now, the helium wonders off into the universe to feed the dying stars residing around, giving all life another millisecond more to exist.