Friday, August 21, 2015

"Let's Go Fly a Kite"

Kites and fans at an Oceanside beach on a fine summer day...
Kites and fans...
I saw Mary Poppins as a young boy and the one song in that movie that stuck with me above all others was "Let's Go Fly a Kite".

It's sung toward the end of the movie when the father of the children -- previously a dour, no-nonsense businessman (banker?) -- comes to the realization that he is emotionally disconnected from his children. Skipping down the street with his children in hand, he sings the song in celebration of his new-found caring attitude.

And, really, who DOESN'T feel a little more cheerful when they see a kite? Young or old, something about that tiny construction of string and fabric bobbing in the breeze, always frees our soul a little bit.

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