Tiny red kites that have a lot to answer for.
See, the kites have stories I can’t even begin to tell, but I can explain a little bit.
Over a year ago now, we went on our little adventure. A holiday to explore a place we hadn’t been. No real schedule. In fact, the original plan was to camp our way around the country. Which meant it would be a real adventure to me, who had never slept in a tent, despite all sorts of summer camp. For totally boring reasons, we didn’t end up roughing it quite so much. And since this hotel is like the most fabulous place ever, and our tent didn’t exactly have those heated floors, I am totally okay with that. But we did camp. One night. Here.
And the whole thing was extra magical. This place that you can’t even start to describe with this afternoon of small children flying little red kites that turned into this fabulous concert that I have gone on and on about ever since. But for whatever reason, the kites have always stuck in my head. Simple and pretty and free. So that kite picture above sat on my bulletin board for ages, just as a happy thing to put bad days in perspective. And then for whatever reason, it ended up on a scrapbook page, which then ended up in an article about title techniques. (See, I can reduce even the most grand of my own ideas into paper, stickers and glue. Definitely a case of the real thing being a way bigger deal than the scrapbook page—if you know what I mean.)
So this is in Scrapbook Inspirations this month. Which is fine, but then I’m at a loss as to how to describe why the kites are important and blah, blah, blah…nothing works.
This will. The kites are there, a little over half way in. It takes forever to load, but just go make a coffee while you wait. So pretty. And you might spy the place where we camped, when you see a tiny cleared green in the middle of a forest.
So seriously, if you took one look and wanted to know what was up with the kites, that film trailer is your answer.
If you still don’t get it, I can’t explain it to you. And that’s okay too. But oh goodness, is that a pretty trailer.
The film comes out in November, which is shaping up to be a pretty happy month. Like a fly-a-kite-happy kind of month.
xlovesx28 August 2007