November Quote of the Month

“Let’s go fly a kite” – Sherman and Sherman, Mary Poppins 1964

This quote inspires me to bring out my inner child, tap into the ability to play and to experience joy. As a drama teacher it is vital that I can reach out to and connect with the children I teach on their level.

As a business owner it is vital that I remember that life is not all about work. Mr Banks misses out on so much until he realises he needs to play and spend time with his family too.

On a personal level when my daughter was very ill with anxiety and depression this song was our ‘go-to’ song. We’d sing and dance (not a sight you’d want to see! – thank heaven there are no recordings!) and glimpse a moment of lightness and fun in the midst of the ongoing daily struggle.

So… putting in the time and effort to run my business efficiently and effectively allows me to earn ‘tuppence for paper and string’, to create the ‘kite’ which allows me to fly.

The joy of play can be found both in work and free time. And I often inspire myself on a tough day with: ‘Let’s go fly a kite.’

N.B. I have never actually flown a real kite in my life and have no intention of doing so – I’d be awful at it – no hand / eye co-ordination. It’s definitely a metaphorical kite!   

I nominate Florence Tolson for next month’s quote.

Caryn Walton-Binns