She places her purse on top of her suitcase and sticks her red kite in the front pocket. The 27 year old girl gets in to line to check in. As she stands there she wonders what the wind will be like across the earth. “Is that a kite?” an older man ask her. She smiles and says, “Yes, I fly it around the world.”
“Hi, I’m Monica, where are you from?” The tattoo guy smiled back at her and said, “Puerto Rico.” She imagined blue skies, palm tress and beautiful sun sets. “Wow, one day I’ll go visit you and fly a kite.” He looked at her strangely not knowing if she were serious. “Sure”, he said with a big smile.
Puerto Rico, 2009
Bondi Beach, Australia 2009
A white car drove up with her two house mates and guy friend packed ready to take her to the airport. The young girl knew it was time for her to go, although her heart was torn in to pieces. She hugged her friend good bye and told him, “I’ll be back soon.” He gave her a half smile and sent her off. She got inside the car and said hello to everyone. Each person inside the car had become such great friends. Inside, there was silent. What was there to say to each other, all of them had been though so much that year and a half. Her good friend Annette turn on her Michael Buble Cd, “I’m coming back home.” At this point in Monica’s life, she didn’t’ know where home was anymore. “Ill come back and visit, I love Australia.”
“Everything looks blurry” Angelene said with the vintage camera up to her face. “Do you wear glasses?” Monica asked.
“Yes.” They both laughed as Angelene went to put her glasses on. “Now its better,” she said.
Auckland, New Zealand 2009
“So, I’m coming down for a visit, will you hang out with me?” she asked her Australian friend. “I finally have some money, maybe I’ll go to New Zealand and fly Mr. Kite, that would be so cool.” She went on facebook to track down her New Zealand friend that she met in college. She read some of his post and got very excited, as he was returning home around the same time. She messaged him and asked if he was going to be in town. “Wow, I’ll get to visit your family and see what the real Sam is like.”
(Special guest: Sam)
San Francisco, Ca 2010
“Hey, wanna go to San Francisco this three day weekend?” She asked her co-worker. “Sure, drive?” Christina asked as she checked her twitter on her phone. The question had to be answered fast before her co-worker was discouraged with this obstacle, “Mmm, Let me ask James, he has a good traveling car!”
Central Park, NY 2010
“Lets go to New York.” Anabel declared to the world!
It’s easier to believe that Mr. Kite can fly anywhere in the world than it is for me to believe in one of my dreams. I often think of the money that would be required…but not Mr. Kite. He just worries about the wind.
Its all about baby steps.. if you keep on working towards the goal, one day, you will get there.
Mr. Kite is a great witness to that truth.