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Friday, March 18, 2011
Paper cranes have a special place in Japanese culture. An old legend promises that anyone who folds 1000 origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. A crane is a mystical and holy creature in Japan.
Usually, 1000 paper cranes will be strung together and brought to people who are emotionally or physically unwell, have suffered a tragedy, or have received devastating news.
damiec on flickr started folding paper cranes this week as a symbol of companionship with other people. To spread love, hope and blessings in parts of the world where they are most needed right now.
We all know a lot of people in Japan are suffering right now. Let's reach out with our hearts and our hands, all around the world, to fold cranes to make wishes for the people in Japan.
Get your origami paper out and join in at the 1000 paper cranes group on flickr.
Our lovely Kim (mosey) is raising money to send to people in Japan, along with her wishes and blessings. Go to her blog to read more about it, and help make a difference.
(cranes by Suki, Tammy, Mosey, Kirstin, Michel, Maureen, Ashley and Damiec)
Posted by Suki at 5:09 PM