Thursday, January 21, 2016

366 Project - Day 21 - "Abstract (Skynasaur)"

January 21, 2016 - "Abstract (Skynasaur)"

Today's photo serves as both my "366 Project" photo and, in a way, a "Throwback Thursday" photo.

This is just a small section of the big blue Skynasaur kite that I referenced in last Saturday's photo (Day 16). It is the very kite that my brother and I would fly together at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport and at Cove Island Park in Stamford back in the mid-to-late 80s. It is the very kite that used to lift us up off the ground and drag us across the open field.

The last time I tried to fly this kite was back around 1990 or so, when I was living in Orlando. I was in a wide open space... and the wind was quite strong - but I just couldn't get the kite to stay in the air the way that it would when Peter and I would fly it together.

Today was the first time it has been removed from its protective sleeve since that attempt in Florida. Now it's back in the sleeve and tucked in the corner... another memory of what once was.


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