"I was not born from a sac of amniotic fluid, I was born from a balloon. In fact, I am a balloon. I was born a Libra, which is an air sign, and I've passed my entire life moving carefully through a world of people who conceal long pins. For this reason I'm attracted to other balloons who like to exchange air and lightness with me, and who refuse to allow a weight to be attached to their strings. I've always needed someone to hold onto my string, ever-so-lightly, however. Not so firmly as to act as ballast, but just enough to keep me from floating away. Yes, I am a balloon, and this is my story."
(From A Polite Little Madness)