The tug of the line in your hands as the kite floats in the breezes above always lifts my soul.
Kite flying gives me a respite from these difficult pandemic COVID-19 times and brings a small sliver of hope and joy to all who see the kite flying high overhead.
We all have been touched in some ways by this virus, I am no different. Members of my immediate family living in Manhattan have been exposed and are recovering from the virus. Sadly, we have lost members of the extended family…
Events and gatherings around the world have been impacted, cancelled or postponed. Our own FAN0 / Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) gathering has also been cancelled (based on an e-mail I received from Wolfgang).
The losses of human lives and the sufferings of the citizens of this planet are real and we all are in a difficult time that will be remembered and spoken about for decades to come.
I am asking my fellow KAPers to think of creative ways that we can help raise the spirits of our fellow citizens in these difficult moments to spread some hope and joy in the skies (and screens) above.
A few ideas….please add your own…
- Just fly kites – whenever you can – I am very fortunate to be able to fly kites in my backyard several times a week. (with or without KAP)
- Share KAP photos on-line wherever you can (flickr, other)
- Share links of your (and others) photos to your friends (most are getting tired of old movies anyways).
- Participate in on-line discussions on the KAP forum (and others like flickr)
Given that FAN0 and other kite festivals have been canceled here in 2020 I am proposing the following ideas:
- Hold a World Wide KAP Week (WWKW) type event some time in June when hopefully many will be able to fly kites again.
- Hold an on-line video chat (Zoom or other) for a group of KAPers to gather in a virtual setting…
Keep close (but not too close)
Keep flying kites
Keep in touch.
Keep sharing your KAP shots (even old ones)
Keep hope for better times (and wind) ahead in the skies above.
Please add your thoughts (and photos).