this morning, during my daily walk i ran into 2 kids flying a kite – while the kite was smoothly gaining height and speed into the air, their faces were lightening up with smiles. i recalled a kite store at boulder,colorado; years ago while visiting a friend, we had discovered this small kite store. after careful consideration among a large selection of  colorful kites, i took one home with me for my son; he  flew it  for years along the beaches of michigan lake:))