Oh, tie me to the end of a kite

22 Dec


Wow, this must be the prettiest kite I have ever seen! Watching this pretty video made me a little nervous though… I have been flying a kite several times. But in certain situations I made de kite hit the ground in a way that would not be healthy for this one…!

This is the “Little Shining Man”, a kite with 1700 3d printed connectors, carbon fibre rods and cubenfibre aerospace fabric. Conceived by Heather and Ivan Morison, designed by Sash Reading, engineered and fabricated by Queen & Crawford.

You can find some great pics by Matt Porteous here.


I thought of this ‘Kite song’ by Rosie Thomas… which has some great lyrics!

Oh, tie me to the end of a kite
So I can go on, I can go on with my life
Every marigold I pass below will be my guiding light
I just want to go away from here

Oh, tie me to the end of a kite
So I can go on, I can go on with my life
Every time the wind blows stronger,
I will feel my spirit rise
I just want to go away from here

Oh, tie me up tightly by your side
So I may go with you where ever you reside
And anytime the road looks dimmer
I will be your guiding light
I just want to go away with you
I just want to go away with you

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