The sport, the passion, the Family, the world of kiting, I got a really good email from one of you and after rereading it several times I felt the need to share with you my Family how this sport, this thing we all share has changed and molded me into a better person and given me a new lease and love of life. As most of us I've been around the block once or twice and when I came to kiting I was tired not the kind of tired that rest cures but tired in my soul and this sport of kiting gave me rest, it does not matter if the winds blowing, or if it's raining, or if it's cold, I'm there with my kite just living this life of mine to the best of my ability. Not to say that the road I'm on today has not had it's share of bumps and detours it has, and as some of you know my personal life has had some very mean curves in it that are by no means over yet. I have someone I love who even as I write this may never know the joy of the sun on her face or the sweet smell of a summer breeze again, but thru this sport I was able to share that with her before she got sick. These are what keep me here those moments in time that when they are going on don't mean a whole lot but upon time are a huge shaping force in my life, moments frozen in time that I can go back to when the world seems to be getting to heavy that give me relief. I'm sure some of you will understand and some of you will not but thats okay cause I know that if you stick around long enough in this sport you to will get here and then you will know that what we have is not just a sport but a passion that we must share with others and thru this sharing we will have made a little slideshow in our minds that we can go back to for relief when the weight of the world wants to weigh us down. I want to thank each and every one of you for what you've done for me as a person and for what you've done for kiting and more importantly I want to thank you for giving me a place in time to releave my burdens and help to carry the load when life is to heavy for me alone..... Thanks Family.......Ben
Thank you for sharing this with us....it's not easy to bare one's soul, but we are family and we're here for you...always.