Wind gets a bad rap. It can be very irritating, I'll give you that. It blows things down, it messes your hair, it dries your skin, it blows dust in your eyes, it knocks you down and it picks things up. It is uncontrollable.
But it can be used. And is there anything more fun, liberating and scream out loud enjoyable than flying a kite?
Until last year I had totally forgotten about it. Then I suddenly realised I had a child and I was legitimately allowed to do childish stuff. I bought a cheap kite from Ikea and ran into the meadow, the wind raising it gleefully and swallowing my whoops of joy.
Then, obviously I let my daughter have go too.
Now we frequently take the opportunity to enjoy the pull of the wind and the freedom of the Meadow and it feels really wild!