“A kite needs to be tied down in order to fly. I learned how important restrictions can sometimes be in order to experience freedom. ” — Damien Rice.
E D I T O R I A L N O T E
This is the second entry in a four-part series describing the planning and the care this dad exerted trying to fly the kite this day.
As I watched this guy slowly devouring and absorbing each and every word printed on the kite’s assembly sheet a feeling of pride and respect came over me. Here was a loving dad desperately trying to enjoy the day with his kids.
This kite flying newbie was taking the time to develop a new skill which would help him and his youngsters grow closer together as they not only flew the kite but also shared quality time being together on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
This was not the Wright brothers preparing to launch their airplane at Kitty Hawk North Carolina. But the day was just as significant and important to this family as they bonded together and shared the trials and the triumphs of their adventure outing.