Just to follow your metaphor, sometimes a kite gets caught in a wire. It gets entangled high up in the air, out of reach and hampered from flight. Still, with a bit of persistence and tugging, kids (like these ones from our neighborhood) may just be able to set it free. Even if they free the kite, however, there are many more wires throughout the city, and too few parks and fields for kite-flying. The environment is full of man-made obstacles that are built in the name of "development" which so few of us question. And that, I suppose, is just part of the challenge.