Friday, August 27, 2010

1000 cranes

I started doing origami in grade school, but I put it aside and kind of forgot about it. A few days ago, I was looking through some of my old books, and decided to take it up again – I will be making 1000 cranes.

According to Japanese legend, making 1000 cranes is supposed to grant a wish to the person folding them. Cranes are sacred animals in Asian culture and are said to live very long lives – 1000 years apparently.

I first heard of this legend when a friend of mine from China said that when she broke up with her boyfriend, she folded 1000 cranes and made a wish. I don’t know if it came true or not, but I guess it’s a good way to reflect and think, while keeping your hands busy. Who knows, maybe wishes do come true...

At the moment, I’m anxious and awaiting news about various projects (I NEED to get out of Canada), so I decided to start folding cranes to relieve the anxiety and to practice my origami skills. I will be updating my progress regularly – so far I have 99 cranes. Wish me luck!

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