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Feb 09

WAVES OF RAPTURE MadeWithBalloons™

Balloon Flower by Graham Rouse #MadeWithBalloons™ #350, 260

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WAVES OF RAPTURE
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RAPTURE

Rapture suggests a feeling of ecstatic joy or delight. When we see someone apparently delighted and totally wrapped up in concentrated focus, we say that he or she is giving their “rapt attention”.  Hopefully, you are among the many who have enjoyed such feelings and focus when engaged with balloons.

AMAZED

Maybe, as a child, you were amazed at this fat kite that flew without wind and bounced upon a string when you pulled.  Maybe you were fascinated by the way the world changed colors when you held that transparent orb close to  your face.  Maybe  you watched with fascination as the cat chased the colors that danced across the floor when the light through the balloons was just right.

FIRST WAVE – CREATURE

Maybe, instead of tears, there was a gleam in your eyes when your balloon escaped and took flight with the winds.  Maybe you imagined how the world looked from up there and how it felt to be free and floating on air.  Maybe you wondered what adventures awaited  your balloon and then imagined that those adventures were your own.  Maybe you tasted that marvelous ecstasy that comes when you are “RAPT With Balloons”.

SECOND WAVE – CREATOR

Early in 1983 I encountered balloons in a way that stirred my imagination and fed me tastes of that rapture which can come from balloons. I discovered that beyond that first wave of pleasure there was a second wave.  I discovered that I could make things with balloons.  They were a delight to see and wonderful for play.  But, more importantly, they were evidence of my productivity.  They gave witness to the fact that I was more than a creäture; I was a creator.

AAaahh!  It is such rapture to know that you are CREATOR as well as CREATURE.  That knowledge and that rapture is the birthright of every human.

THIRD WAVE – LEADER

Then I discovered a third wave of rapture from balloons.  The things I made with balloons served up tastes of rapture to those around me. They delighted in their encounters with my balloons.  At least for a while, smiles replaced frowns and sparkling eyes replaced dull. Not only was I productive, but I was effective.  I rode the crest of that third wave of rapture as a LEADER showing the way to others.

FOURTH WAVE – PARENT

Then the fourth wave came as those I lead and taught with balloons became leaders and teachers themselves. I came to know the rapture as PARENT, as grandparent, as great grandparent, etc., etc. It is sad to know that ones own time on earth is limited, but it is rapture indeed to know that the seeds of life, of creativity, of productivity, of leadership, and of parenthood are being passed through you to untold generations to come.

RAPTURE FOR YOU

Balloons are not the only medium for such experiences, but they comprise a good one. They have certainly enriched my life. I recommend them to you.

Drop in and visit me at http://JustRouseIt.com. Look around.

You will find Awesome Resources for Doing Fabulous things MadeWithBalloons To Enrich Lives™.

You may even find your own path from Creature to Creator to Leader to Parent of Waves of Rapture MadeWithBalloons in the lives of generations to come.

Graham Rouse.

© 2017 by G. Rouse

 

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About the author

Graham Rouse

Graham is the owner of Rouse Technologies LLC, Clemson, SC USA.

He has 30+ years professional experience in the balloon industry.
He produces, publishes, exhibits and teaches balloon arts worldwide.
He has 5 patents on technologies for balloon professionals.
He is the creator of seminal innovations for the balloon industry:

(1) structuring balloon sculptures from inside
(2) building balloon displays with aperture frameworks
(3) manufacturing film balloons in connected series.

Graham's companies manufacture, distribute, teach and support Rouse Matrix Systems™ brand, Expand-And-Load™ balloon grid frames

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