I never really liked the whole Kite-flying thing… don’t get me wrong, the idea always appealed, but the fascination wore off minutes after the kite was actually airborne. As Easter approached each year (when I was somewhat younger, anyway) I would look forward to the whole idea of visiting relatives, flying kites, picnicking and so forth, but in hindsight, it was the totality of the experiences that made Easter special, not just kite-flying.
One of the fun parts for us as kids was helping to decorate the kite, finding magazines to cut things out of, or gift paper, or any printed matter with an image on it, that was to add to whatever fancy snow-flake pattern a parent, aunt or uncle had already cut out of coloured paper to stick as the centre-piece.
I thought of that as I saw this kite-vendor choosing pre-printed stickers to apply to his kites, was the child who got the kite going to think that he /she missed an opportunity to decorate their own kite, or would they be happy that they got one already prettied up and ready to fly?
Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF40mm f2.8 STM | 1/250s, f/8.0, ISO 200
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He did miss the fun. May be the parent did not have the time or skip or that L word.
Love seeing all those kites in the sky. We do not have Easter kite flying here. 😦
it’s a Guyanese thing I believe…
In this age of iPads I’m fairly sure if the decorate your own kite pastime hasn’t already flown out the window, it will in short order.