To set my mind free and relax in the quiet of sky. Hearing the sound of the gasses as they fill the balloon and nothing else. What an incredible feeling this must be!
As much as I detest high places, I adore flying. I often envy turkey buzzards their incredible ability to soar what seems a million miles above the earth on thermals. I'd truly love to escape this earth for a while and fly away. Probably why I love the book 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'!
Unfortunately, you must come back down. If you are a bird, a balloon, or a human. Gravity gets us every time. As long as our landing is gentle, we can cope with the return. And contemplate flying off once more.