There were wonderful kites of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some kites were high fliers and others were so large they just barely hovered a few feet above the sand. It appeared some folks had brought as many kites as would fit in their car because as soon as they could they would get a second or third kite up.
Everyone was having a nice, quiet time. Most of us were amazed at the ability to make a kite do tricks on command. This was one area of the competition. A huge area was roped off and only the competitor was inside the boundary. Music was played and there was a set of commands that the handler completed for points. Rounds of applause were heard time and time again.
After awhile we grew chilly and returned to our motorhome to warm up. When we did, that is when I spotted her. Immediately I was struck by her fierce determination to keep living life to the fullest. It is said that we keep learning if we keep looking. Today I was looking.
While I have always been a hard worker, there are days when for brief moments in time, I just want to give up, because I am tired. Or more to the point, tired of the struggle, of trying to get it all done, yet never quite succeeding.........
But today I observed that one should never give up. No matter your position in this life, there is always something to look forward to, even if it takes you longer to achieve your goal. I did not interrupt her travels, it was clear she had no qualms with walking any path on her own. While I do not know her, I immediately respected her.
I was careful to only photograph her from behind, my goal was to document her fierce independence and determination to enjoy life. The personal lesson that I enjoyed learning, was simply a bonus.
Thank you, dear lady, in the blue jacket with your pal by your side. You made my day.
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