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Title: Respect
Post by: breezin on November 12, 2018, 11:58 AM
Been here just over a year. Kite Life close to. Not adept at social media and really don't care to be. From my posts you can see at times I'm kinda of a dufus. Post where I shouldn't or being a little ignorant of context.  Joining these 2 forums has been a much needed life changing adventure. Thanks to all here I have learned a ton,don't break things as often and can fly pretty dang well with some awesome kites. Years ago I was on facebook for about a month. Left cause I could not believe the crap. What I love the most is when you come to GWTW or Kite Life it's about the kites. No BS wanted, needed or tolerated. I can be a little thin skinned so I am reluctant to chat. Written things can easily be misconstrued.I try to represent myself as I am so when I finally get to meet some of you there will be no surprise. One thing that has stuck with me from early on came from John Barresi. On a old post when things had gotten heated he said at times he sits back and savors what he is going to post  like a fine wine. Last night reading a post I got really, really pissed. I mulled it over, wrote, edited and deleted for several hours.What John had said kept going thru my head as it has before. After my last post I sent a not so nice pm. The response was not what I expected. Had planned on not responding no matter the message if one was sent back. Pissing contest have never done me any good whether I won or lost. Opinions differ and that's a very good thing. As time passes and getting better on the forums my skin WILL thicken. Although I will never not defend myself if I think it's needed. Thanks and much respect Ca Ike.

Title: Re: Respect
Post by: Roger on November 12, 2018, 04:21 PM
I was appalled at the post that prompted this thread and no less disappointed at the response (or lack thereof) that I received in the same vein. You have my sympathy breezin and my sincere thank you for your kind & thoughtful responses to my posts in the past. The idea that folks need to 'get over it' or grow a thick skin in the face of insults and derision is just wrong in so many ways. Damn depressing. I think I'll just go fly a kite.

Title: Re: Respect
Post by: breezin on November 12, 2018, 09:09 PM
Well in the end getting to go fly a kite is what it's all about right  :D.

Title: Re: Respect
Post by: chilese on November 13, 2018, 05:49 AM
I flew yesterday for the first time in too long.

It felt great.

Title: Re: Respect
Post by: Jim Bob on November 13, 2018, 06:49 AM
An absolutely perfect post, Chilese.
Mike and I had become friends over the past two years, and I am quite certain that as you flew a beautiful kite and enjoyed it, and perhaps thought of him, you honored him in a way he would greatly appreciate.
Let's fly a kite and remember and celebrate Mike and all our kite friends who have gone before us.
As we look up and smile... 

Title: Re: Respect
Post by: breezin on November 13, 2018, 07:04 AM
Here,here Jim Bob!!!That kite is gorgeous.Not seen a ugly kite yet. Talked to a builder yesterday. If your ears got to burning a bit John that was us LOL.I've used colorizers so much I just confuse myself.Thought about the conversation a bit.Seeing that Aerie confirms what I've been thinking. When my turn comes they can make it any color they want. It will be soon YAY,YAY,YAY. I won't be disappointed.