Mile 21 Fort Funston
MILE 21 "Let go sometimes"
LOCATION: Fort Funston facing into the wind.
(He is teaching his young son to fly a kite.)
It's okay- It doesn't matter- I love you- What happened last time… That was just bad luck! Okay, into the wind now… Okay easy...easy, keep going back- A little more... a little more- There okay, let it go... now That's it. Up up up! No, let go. You have to let it go... Or... this doesn't work. You have to let go of your son. What? No, I said… "You have to let go... son." Let go! That's it, there it goes... Bang! Houston we have lift off… Look at it go, son! Up up up! Into the wild blue- Okay now here… hold tight… It's yours… it's all yours… You can do whatever you want to do with it... There it goes- It's just going… Did you let go of the string… Kid-O? No, I told you to let go of the kite... Yeah before… but I said "hold tight" to the string… Didn't I say "Hold tight?" Well how do think it's going to get back down here? On its own? I know, I said what goes up- Must come down- Like, rocks and balloons and the stock market- But this is different. Did you want it to crash? What's wrong with you, are you stupid? No, I'm sorry… I didn't mean that… It's just that it needs a pilot to land it… The kite, I mean. You want to keep it safe… protect it… Never let it go… Money doesn't grow on trees you know? Hey, it's okay… Daddy will buy you another one… It's okay. It doesn't matter. I love you.
He walks down the path with his son, off to get a new kite.
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Performed by Norman Gee
Recorded by black box theatre.com
music by Curious Quail
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