Balloonists need fire for fulfilling their pursuit of purpose, but flame needs scripophilists, too, whose entire enterprise is meaningless surplus.
Laureation conferred merits a symbolic lift to heights open to one’s future. A melange of brights from which to choose–each unknown, so just pick, try, and endure.
Peaks and valleys send gusts intent on un-coursing vessels dauntless, but beacons define themselves by remaining steady and true in the face of forces restless. : )