Kites are one of those wonderful inventions that have no practical purpose but yet fill us with delight. Perhaps, these kinds of inventions say the most about who we are because they don’t arise out of the necessity to solve a problem or meet a practical demand. Kites didn’t come from our heads; they came from our hearts. They are simply beautiful sails that we send up in the sky to admire, and by capturing them with a camera, you are participating in crystallizing this beautiful moment of flight as a recorded image.
A kite soaring high on a windy day has a way of lifting our spirits with it. It makes us think of freedom, and the long string that leads down tying the kite to the spool in our hands, lets us participate in this freedom by anchoring us to the sky above.
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