Hey everyone, I am sure if you are like me, reading the news and watching our social media newsfeed has everything a bit feel a bit anxious and on edge. Things feel like they are getting locked down left and right, and the smallest of things tends to feel like it is a massive argument. Almost every post is filled with phrases like 'Social Distancing', 'Self Quarantine', 'Shelter in Place' and 'Lockdown'. It feels defeating, it feels scary, it makes us question everything. Should we be outside flying kites? Should we be interacting with others? Should we do anything?
Well, just in case you haven't seen it, there is a LOT of positive things going on in the middle of all of the craziness. There are people banding together to sew masks to fill the need of hospitals, there are strangers offering to help deliver food to their neighbors, there are companies offering up free internet, classes, workshops and more to those that are stuck at home. It is beautiful to see us come together, and show the best parts of our humanity. With that in mind, I made this video as much for all of my friends in the kite community as I did myself. Right now, Kite folks can play a part in the positivity that is needed right now.
In this time of social distancing, self quarantine, and self isolation is a time for us to shine. This is the right time for you to work on your next kite project, redo a kite, learn to build a kite, and more. It is also super important that you share what you are doing with the community around you and abroad (DO THIS ONLINE!!). Much love to everyone at this time. I look forward to seeing your stories and little bit of sunshine that you share with the world.
(Also apologies for the audio level, you may have to turn up the volume, it was loud and windy on the beach when I recorded this from my own temporary self-isolation)