I LIKE THAT one of the talents we gathered in China was kite flying. It’s not considered child’s play in the Orient; the adults take “Feng Zheng”, contending with the wind, very seriously. Admirably, grown men and women gather at parks with their hand-fashioned kites made with plastic and paper and fastened with bamboo sticks. A large reel is spun by hand or by a crank and the kite is fluttered gently to catch the wind and released into the sky. There is no running with your kite in China. The aptitude for the kite flier is to cajole the wind force to take the kite up as far as the string length will permit. Some of the high soaring kites we watched flew well above the tallest buildings and some ventured beyond the clouds.
If you want to feel like a kid again and hone your skill to a talent, go fly a kite!
|Kite flying with the professionals|
|Kite flying with the apprentices|
|Kite flying - Step 1|
|Kite flying - Step 2|
|Kite flying - Step 3|