Today, I flew my kite – for the first time in far too long.
We’d driven out to Frinton-on-Sea, on the Essex coast. Behind the beach and promenade is a wide, open area of grassland known as the greensward – perfect for flying kites in the sea breeze.
My kite is an “easy flyer” – it’s very simple to get into the air and doesn’t do anything spectacular – just hangs there, dancing to the wind’s rhythms.
Nonetheless, quite a few people noticed the kite, looked to the sky and watched awhile – children, of course, but adults too. One man came up to me to chat about it.
Kite flying must be one of the most purely playful of pastimes, with no purpose other than the simple pleasure of raising the kite into the sky and keeping it there.
And it occurred to me…
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our lives too caused others to raise their eyes heavenward, even momentarily?
Not because of anything ‘spectacular’ we’ve done, but simply through us dancing to the rhythms of the wind of the Spirit.
The photo is of my kite today. It is a Skydog 48″ Rainbow Best Flier which I bought from Kiteworld (other kite suppliers are available!) They don’t seem to stock this particular kite any more, but they do have the almost identical Skydog 48″ Tie Dye Best Flier. If you don’t have a kite that you fly already, why not find one you like the look of and give it a go?!