The Red Balloon has its charms, but its a dangerous fantasy people! Recent example: the Roman Catholic priest who went missing in seas off Brazil after lifting off in a pile of helium balloons. His story reminds me of Larry Walters, the man who infamously piloted a lawnchair rigged with 42 balloons 16,000 feet over Long Beach in 1982. It had been a lifelong dream, and once it was reached, there was nothing left to look forward to. He killed himself in 1993.