A motif in the novel is falling. The people fear falling and some actually do. They fear failure and injuries. Both Angle and Meme fall from tremendous heights. Esperanza fears falling and plans to float away as she is a red balloon.
el beneficio de la duda. by Adara ., via Flickr
"Dreaming you're floating on a cloud over a strange city" - Wow! Yes! I dream about swimming through the air - apparently my subconscious brain's version of flying.
Lucid Dreaming Shaman Amulet Necklace by maggiezees on Etsy
Quint Buchholz (German, 1957) ~ The Flying Child (from “Wer das Mondlicht faengt [Who the Moonshine Catches])