Tuesday, November 20, 2007

K is for......Flying a KITE!

You've seen plenty of Beach Trip photos here at Living and Loving, but this trip was different, we had a very special mission in mind.

I have very few memories of flying a kite, but what I do recall is the blessed feeling it produced. As if you were a part of the wind...a part of something so much bigger than yourself. It was as if the string connected you to the whole world.

With great joy, hubby and I introduced Sugar bear to her very first kite this past summer. Her toddler mind was initially consumed with all things that are DORA, but....soon, it was apparent that she was getting it. She felt the strength, she felt the power, she felt the peace. It was a beautiful thing to watch. I smiled so much that day, my cheeks ached.

A Kite

I often sit and wish that I
Could be a kite up in the sky,
And ride upon the wind and go
Whichever way I chanced to blow.
-author unknown

Don't ignore the small things -- the kite flies because of its tail.
-Hawaiian Proverb

"I see children as kites. You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you're both breathless...they crash...they hit the rooftop...you patch and comfort, adjust and teach. You watch them lifted by the wind and assure them that someday they'll fly. Finally they are airborne, they need more string and you keep letting it out. But with each twist of the ball of twine, there is a sadness that goes with the joy. The kite becomes more distant, and you know it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you together and will soar as it is meant to soar, free and alone. Only then do you know that your job is done."
-Erma Bombeck

“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly”
-Lauren Bacall

The sun warms my heart
The wind stirs my mind
My kite dances to the music of my soul
-Gloria Wells

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Beth said...

What a nice post! I especially liked the Erma Bombeck quote.

Julie Corbett said...

I love the shot of the Dora kite against the pretty blue sky. And how cool that Sugar Bear is wearing a Dora hat, too! Did you plan that? :)

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

What fun. We rarely get enough wind to fly a kite. WE'll have to remember to bring one next time we go to the beach.

Laura said...

How fun! I totally wanted to do kite-flying with Maya this spring/summer but we never got around to it. :( This post inspired me to make a mental note that we MUST try it next year!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

What a beautiful day you guys had! And Sugar Bear definitely looks like she was having a blast with the kite.

I love the Dora hat by the way! :)

jennwa said...

You take the most beautiful pictures. Everyday I can not wait to see what you are going to share next.

Mama Zen said...

I am utterly incapable of flying a kite!

Beautiful pictures!

Momo Fali said...

I come here whenever I need a smile!

holly said...

how absolutely adorable. what a fun day you must have had. :)
take me next time. oh yeah, the kids too. now it's a group thing.

Michelle said...

oh that looks like such fun! We bought Kayla a kite awhile ago and have YET to take it out! We are such slackers! But there either seems to be no wind, or too much wind, it's hard to find that just enough wind around here :)

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