Sitting on my own rooftop taking in the day, my eyes finally allow me to see the tringles in the sky, even now as I sit here on my california king looking out my big open windows I see them flying high. If you ever come to India you will soon fall in love with the rooftops, it's probably the only place you can feel the spaciousness of the world around you,it will soon become your biggest escape from the chaos on the ground. These rooftops are the windows to India, they allow you to take in from a distance the beauty and depth of the life that moves so fast when your walking or tuk tuking amounst it.
I was follwing the kitelines to the children holding on to them. They stare up at the simple triangle as it flys higher and higher almost touching the eagles that fly around it. I imagine the childs eyes as it guides this beloved simple invention, wide with the wonderment of how high will it go. My heart feels joy that simple pleasures are still being found in the world today, I imagine the sense of freedom that flying a kite gives to the holder, as the energy of the wind carries the kite to higher heights so does the soul fly with it, for an instance escaping the trials and tribulations that being human brings to us.
Sometimes its so easy to forget that it actually is the small things that give us the most pleasure. Smiling at a stranger and watching their face open, first their eyes start to glitter, then their cheekbones slide up the face as the mouth widens revealing a thousand thank yous! The other day I was having my lunch and this adorable two year old boy took a liking to me, to be honest at first i was annoyed I wanted to eat in solitude, but then as I gazed into those big brown eyes I found the deep need for connection my soul was actually searching for. We spent a good hour together he sat next to me and we talked about what things were, I was so engrossed in the education of teaching him how to say cup and table in English the whole world melted away, I havent felt that in a long time and this two year old little man opened it back up for me, it was so simple.
I had one of the best chair workouts with the wonderful lady that brought me to India the other day. During that workout the completion of 25 namaskaras was a warm up before we hit the chair, i found a belly to leg connection in that hour that I have not been able to find in awhile, it was a simple change to find it but the pleasure that amounted was ecstacy.
If all else fails go buy a kite and fly it to its highest heights!!