Monday, 14 January 2013

Simple Things - Kite Flying


Boxing Day Kite Flying

Reasons to fly a kite

Cheap (you don't need a fancy, stunt kite). You could make your own.

Feel the wind in your face and fresh air in your lungs.

The magical, exhilarating moment, (after you've untangled the string a million times 
and spent a long time throwing kites up in the air only for them to flop back down to the ground), when the kite is finally sailing and soaring into the clouds.

The memories of all the other kites you've ever owned, 
and places you've flown them, and people you've flown them with.

They're refreshingly undigital. No plug, no charger.

Kites nourish the soul in a way that not many other toys do.

Kites have a 2500 year history and tales to tell. They can be sport or art.

To remind yourself that for all our human complicatedness and machinery, nothing much can beat running around at the top of a hill or on a beach throwing a piece of fabric at the wind.

And if kite flying really isn't for you, then why not go and run around at the top of a big hill all the same!





Westbury White Horse

10 comments:

  1. I didn't fly many kites as a kid because where I lived was all hills and trees. However, it was a favorite activity with my kids. There's nothing like the feel of when the wind catches the kite.

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  2. Also great for your postureand spine...all that looking upward into the sky...far better than being hunched over a computer.

    Better go an unfreeze my kite :)

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    1. Absolutely...kite flying is just sky gazing meditation by another name really isn't it?! :-)

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  3. That kite flying was really fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. I never had one of those fancy kites, but we used to go down to one particular spot on the beach and watch people fly those. Kite flying is always fun whether a cheap homemade one or a professional one, I haven't seen anyone flying kites in years, sad.

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    1. I think your grandchildren would love it, if you have a good windy spot nearby!

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  5. I love watching people fly kites - I think we have one somewhere so I should dig it out and give it a go :) It looks chilly where you are!

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    1. It's always nippy at the top of that windy hill, but it's pretty chilly everywhere in the UK at the moment. Over the east side of the country they've had lots of snow, but not here.

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  6. Begin by folding your current Kitesurf like a blanket. Flip the item right into a sq . design that could go with your current storage handbag. Always tuck this bridles inside the folds and also allow the lines direct out from the middle. Up coming, location this kite to the handbag, with all the sides with the folds uncovered for the handbag launching. This kind of will let you tuck this lines throughout through the next step.

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