Let's Talk with Debra H. Goldstein
Do You Want to Fly a Kite?
How many times in your life have you looked at a picture of a child running down the beach unfurling the string while a kite bobs above his head? When you hear the song “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from Mary Poppins, does it become an instant earworm? Do you have a memory of trying to fly a kite and having it unceremoniously crash into the ground?
You aren’t the only one whose mind conjures up these images. In fact, there are a lot of people thinking of these things or at least trying to fly a kite as you read this. Why? Because today is National Kite-Flying Day.
When I looked it up, I discovered that it is a feel-good holiday. A day where people can get outside and be free as they try to fly their kites, or they can cuddle up with a glass of wine and once again watch Mary Poppins. There are historical ties – like Benjamin Franklin, his key, his kite, and electricity – but the fun is what the holiday has come to commemorate.
For authors, when writing is going well, every day is National Kite-Flying Day because of the sensation of being free and having fun. Unfortunately, when words don’t flow, it is like the kite being too heavy, the string being too short, or there simply not having enough wind. But, for today, let’s think happy thoughts.
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