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oragami mami

according to japanese legen, if you fold 1000 paper cranes they will bring you good luck and long life. sadako and the thousand paper cranes by eleanor coerr is a book based on the true story of sadako sasaki who developed leukemia as a result of the 1945 bombing of hiroshima. sadako was reminded by her closest friend of the japanese legend that if she folded 1000 cranes the gods would smile on her and heal her. today, a statue of sadako (known as the children's monument) sits in hiroshima's peace park, surrounded by millions of paper cranes sent from people all around the world.

in light of the fact that my oragami calendar is full of stupid things i don't want to make, i've decided to just screw it all and make paper cranes. my goal is 1000, but i don't think i'll ever get that far with it. and i dunno what i plan to do with all these cranes, either. oh well, it's a project. and boy do i need something to do with my free time!

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phaedros
Apr. 15th, 2003 10:21 pm (UTC)
watch out for papercuts
i understand about filling up free time! that's neat that you can do origami. i've tried it before and my paper folding skills are a little...lacking.
shakewell
Apr. 15th, 2003 10:27 pm (UTC)
Re: watch out for papercuts
this is actually not the first time i've tried making paper cranes. i took an oragami class in sixth grade and attempted it then too. i think i made like 5 or something. but now i'm on a roll! i made 11 just today. of course, they all look like they're retarded or have some terrible diseases, but you can still tell they are cranes. i almost gave up after the second one i made came out looking worse than the first. but, i gave it another try after my dad assured me that even japanese people make terrible cranes when they first start out. by the time i get to 1000, i should be a pro!
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