A kite can fly as far and as high as the string reaches—the longer the string, the higher the kite. On the other hand, the longer the string, the harder the kite is to control and the greater the chance of the string breaking, or getting tangled in some obstacle.
If you fly a kite around a lot of obstacles, chances are it will get tangled up in something.
Kite strings are never straight but curved.
The stronger the wind, the more challenging it is to fly a kite. There is often a moment when the wind is just too strong and you have to suspend flying until the wind calms down.
When the flying is smooth, and the weather is fine, there is an optimal tension in the string between the string-keeper and the kite.
Just the right balance between holding back and letting free can make the kite dance beautifully.
If you fight too much with the wind, the string could break and the kite either fall to earth or fly away into the atmosphere only to be carried off somewhere far away never be found again, at least not by the flyer.
With no tension in the string, the kite would just flop back to earth.
In the hands of a skilled flyer, the kite can dance perfectly in the air and do what kites do… soar and dip and soar again.
Sometimes it feels wonderful to cut the string and watch the kite fly off into the depths of the sky.