Fantastic. You should edit this as one entire piece including the comments. (Not my comments the other ones.) wow, insanely moving. This took me to another place and time; reliving moments from the past. That's what makes you such a great writer. You can take your audience to an unexpected level. It's not an escape. It's more like the feeling of living in the moment one more time. Right? Because for most people if a memory is that good they want to capture the feeling and never forget or let go. Of course every individual holds love differently within them. The visual of expelling all of that out in one breath, it allowed the reader to exhale as well. Almost as if the entire read to about the end was one long inhale with the final line being the ballon release. Phhhgggll. I love the song. All of it.