He's a special needs kid. He relates to his kite but has difficulty "engaging" with people. (Or maybe it's really people who have difficulty "engaging" with him?) From time to time he has tried but apparently nobody sees the world the way he sees it.He knows why. People are complicated and hard to understand. They don't follow rules - even rules they have made for themselves. And their rules are too complicated. When you don't follow their rules, people get angry with you, and sometimes get angry even when you do follow their rules.People are bossy. Sometimes they make you be with them when you'd rather not and sometimes they don't want you to be with them when you want to be. And you can't tell when they are telling the truth.But kites . . . kites are simple - even the ones that look complicated. Kites don't get angry with you. Kites like to play with you. Kites follow simple rules and the rules don't change. Only the wind changes.You can talk to kites, but you don't have to. A kite will watch you from above but won't look down on you. And if you learn the kite language, a kite will talk to you, sing to you, tell you what it likes and how it feels. And a kite doesn't know how to lie.One day the kid sees a TV show about someone putting a camera on a kite and for the first time, he actually sees what the kite sees. So he figures out how to tie a small camera to the kite line (just using string and tape for now) and starts to KAP.He takes his kite & camera to different places and one at a time, people come up to him and talk to him about his kite. They notice the camera and ask him about that too. He talks a little about his kite and his camera. They tell him how pretty his kite is. Then they walk away and they actually look a little happier than before. A little later someone else walks up to him and it's just like before.When he gets home, he looks at his pictures. As he studies the photos - even the really blurry ones - he realizes that only his kite sees the world the same way he sees it.
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