Thursday, March 11, 2010

up to the highest height


One of the few articles I read this past week was this lovely one about kids making kites in the middle of all the destruction in Haiti.

"The kite makers dance through the camps with rubbery exuberance, trailed by younger children, all lost in the moment, the most important in the world. Kites battle kites, their makers yanking their lines to cut each other’s, as the kites whirl and spin. When one kite wins, the jubilation is explosive. It’s one of the few signs of joy you see in Haiti, entirely handmade."

It's incredible how something so simple can bring so much joy.

10 comments:

the Lost Earring said...

Beauty from destruction. That is wonderful :)

C. said...

Beautiful. Happy to have found your blog. Thanks for visiting mine!

A Taste of T said...

I'm so happy to hear this story! I love the beauty post chaos. It really shows love and good in everything. Thanks so much for sharing!

-T

pen.ny said...

Lovely. I love reading things like this. Makes my day.

Kimbirdy said...

That's beautiful! I think we americans {and other developed countries} have so much to learn.

paula said...

such a beautiful post. thanks for sharing.

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

So neat. What great kids making the most of such devastation. XO Katie

LENORENEVERMORE said...

So true, there's certainly beauty in humble things!
xo

Dancing Branflake said...

Inspiring post! The joy from children is so innate and pure. Kites seem to bring that out in all of us, don't they?

passport in my pocket said...

this is so lovely. thanks for sharing.