Sunday, May 20, 2007

1,000 paper cranes

I think it was close to about two weeks ago, I began the arduous but yet desired process of folding 1,000 paper cranes. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane.

The reason behind why I started folding the paper cranes has to do with not my own personal wish for something remarkable to happen for myself, but's something I'm doing for someone else.

I know that it sounds a little bit too silly and juvenile to think that by folding a thousand origami cranes, some sort of wish (that I'll write on the 1,000th crane) will actually find itself to manifest into reality. There's been a few days in which I actually found myself questioning how ridiculous and naive this belief is and even contemplated clearing out my table and just trashing all of them away. One of the days, I did exactly that because the person who I was making them for told me that it's stupid and doesn't work. I realized that yeah, it's actually quite dumb and childish and was feeling overwhelmingly pessimistic about what I was attempting to accomplish and thought to myself, "what the hell am I trying to do? geez!" But then I said to myself, "screw it" and took all of the paper cranes that I had folded out of the waste basket and resumed the process. I decided to myself that..."well, of course it's not going to work and we all know it". However,..."why not just give it a try and see what happens?"


Anthony said...

yeah, you should give it a try. you're gonna have a 1000 useless cranes and i'mma throw it away in your sleep! sucka! haha jp jp

d y l a n t o u c h said...'re funny. ;)

but yeah, imma give it a try (again) and see what happens. who knows?