Saturday, June 19, 2010

Just Another Doodle

"A kite is a victim you are sure of.
You love it because it pulls
gentle enough to call you master,
strong enough to call you fool:
because it lives
like a desperate trained falcon
in the high sweet air,
and you can always haul it down
to tame it in your drawer."
Leonard Cohen.

Marilyn and Jeff talked about flying a kite. What wonderful things kites are.
Jeff is going to make one for M to fly! How wonderful!

Two young nephews, Chris and Shane arrived with their parents
at our farm once in great excitement because they had a wonderful kite.
Lots of space in the front paddock.. a good breeze.. perfect.
Up went the kite and it flew, a big colourful bird!
What we didn't think about was Mo in the cowshed milking the cows!
The cows saw the kite and began to stampede around the holding yard
and the cows inside kicked off the milking cups ! Pandemonium!
Mo came up out of the milking pit flinging his arms about and yelling at the startled boys
to "get rid of that *!X*!! Blanketty-blank **!X!** thing!
We pulled down the kite and slunk inside and the kite was quietly tucked back into the car
never to appear again.

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  1. I love it the kite you made here. I think my kite (when Jeff has made it) will be a metaphor will be me flying high and free like I had always imagined I could.

  2. I like that idea. Of course a sky dive has to be the nearest thing to flying! I highly recommend it!

  3. I was wrong in saying that my kite would be me flying high and free as, just as Leonard Cohen so rightly wrote, a kite isn't free - it's at the mercy of the kite holder!

  4. Mmmm. I need to think about this. Still a good metaphor though M. When are we ever truly free? Maybe we are more free when we are happily attached? Whoa.. there's a lot to think about here. So it is a great metaphor if it triggers off more thinking!