Spring is here. Each year it calls me outside, in spite of my sinuses’ protests. What better way to enjoy the season and stir up creativity than to visit an event that points you to lovely vernal season skies?
Write Anywhere #62: Kite Festival
I wasn’t sure that I’d get to see any kites take to the air as the day began with nary a single breeze (rare here in Oklahoma, save for the depths of a hot summer) and gathering clouds to the north reflected an ominous shade of green, but by the time I got to the field where the Tulsa Wind Riders held court over the skies, the winds had picked up and those green clouds stayed north.
It was a happy, peaceful day to forget about weighty life issues and enjoy the breeze, the sun, and of course the kites.
I was impressed with the skill of the veteran fliers.
First-timers who created small kites under a tent filled with crafty things for just such a purpose did well, too. The little ones squealed with delight when their creations caught the breeze, usually with help from a proud parent.
I walked around the field, watching, being refreshed, filling my creative tank.
After I snapped all the photos I could, I sat down in the grass for a while and pulled out a pocket notebook. A simple spring day stirred a simple Haiku inside me:
Spring winds lift glad kites
Violet blooms watch below
Storm clouds stalk my thoughts