Thousand Cranes/ Wishes

“An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane.”

I’m fascinated by legends. And one I always remember is the thousand cranes. I started making them last year with a certain wish in mind. At first, I thought it was a piece of cake, like folding paper planes. Then as I finished one crane after another, I realized how time-consuming it was. Each fold, it was like I was honing a lot of patience and dedication to the whole thing. Counting one, two, three… and then it was as if twelve was such a distant number all of a sudden. I only finished about seventy pieces and kept it in a box, promising myself to finish it later. And thus ended my paper cranes making quest… for now.

But if there was one thing I learned about the whole paper crane making experience, there was something in the legend that in itself was true. That by wishing for something earnestly, working on it continuously, and never giving up, maybe by then, your wish might come true. Just like the effort you need to put in order to make a thousand crane, maybe that’s all you need to make your own dreams come true. Little by little. One by one. Until you can finally make a thousand.

“Miracle is another name for hardwork.”

~To the Beautiful You

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