Thursday, July 12, 2007

Nature's Own Kite

Jade Grace, 11, is visiting for the summer--as is her custom--and last evening, decided she wanted to fly one of the kites. Near sunset, the line became entangled in a creosote bush. We tried, for awhile, to disentangle it but then just gave up. The creosote bush proceeded to fly the kite without any further assistance from us. Three in the morning, and the kite was still aloft.

"You know...there's a teaching here," observed Jade Grace.

"What might that be?" I asked.

"Sometimes you just have to let nature fly the kite on its own," she replied.

Yesterday, we repaired the damaged flagpole and sent one of Tarthang Rinpoche's flags aloft. These are the finest prayer flags in the world, bar none. You can purchase them for USD $125.00 each--well worth the price--and all proceeds go to aiding Tibetan refugees. These flags fly all over the world, and are a kind of badge of honor.

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