Solution to the Mystery


What I photographed a few days ago was this clear balloon lit up with L.E.D. lights.  I think it was a leftover from the Rave they held across the bay which had just closed down. Afterwards, they brought them over to La Manzanilla to sell to the rodeo crowd!  A man approached me in the street in front of my house and offered it at 180 pesos, then 150.  Finally, at 100 pesos, I put him out of his misery.  A friend said she bought one for 280 pesos! I really wasn’t bargaining.  Just didn’t think it necessary until it was so cheap that I couldn’t resist.

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Here it is two days later.  The balloon is deflating and the LED strands aren’t.  When it is almost totally deflated, I’ll try to figure out a way to blow it up again. It has replaceable batteries, so if I can keep the air in it, it should last for a long time.

HERE is my initial post entitled “Cosmic Self-Portrait” in which I asked you to identify what it was. It was taken on my terrace at night and you could look through it into the inside of my rental house but also see me reflected in it as I took the photo–plus surrounding lights. 

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

7 thoughts on “Solution to the Mystery

  1. Pingback: Cosmic Self-Portrait | lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

  2. slmret

    Sorry, Judy — have been too busy to do more than scan this week! When I looked at the original, I saw some sort of bubble with reflection of photographer, but couldn’t identify it closer than that. It will be interesting to see if you can re-inflate it ~ ~ Is that a painting or a mural behind it — it almost is like a hot air balloon in that last shot!

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