|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|