Chiringa Press
Chiringa Means Kite

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The Flying Deer

In Puerto Rico, chiringa means kite. In Spain, we say cometa, in Mexico, it is papalote, in Portugal, pipa. The French is enchanting: cerf volant: ”flying deer“. The German child flies ein Drachen, while the Swede flys a drake; the Albanian, a qift. Where there are skies, there are kites, and where there are kites, there are hopeful souls on the lookout for wind…


The Wind

A kite is a blank canvas; without wind, it is your dream, little more. You seek out high ground. You bring a picnic lunch. You hope, but at least you won't go away hungry. With luck you'll feel that caress on the back of the neck, a ruffel of your hair, and your qift is at hand…

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