I've been learning - learning and working to let go. And letting go has allowed me to fly - to soar.
But not on my own - i'm tied and tethered - to him. He lets the string out or pulls it in. The string keeps me near, but also keeps me up.
A kite off on it's own, without the tension of the string, just careens out of control, it may fly higher, but it flies wild and eventually is driven to the ground or into a tree.
So he holds the string and i float gently, or tug and pull and strain, or just keep heading up and up and up.
But the string slipped between his fingers, or snapped, or maybe just ran out altogether.
A kite - you just fetch it out of the tree, tape it up, re-tie the string and toss it back up into the wind.
He fetched me back, but the taping may take a little time.