Sunday, March 13, 2011

1000 wishes

Japanese legend has it that 1000 red cranes will bring kindness to those who have endured harm or injury. The red crane is a symbol of longevity and nobility.
Let's all join together and fold red origami cranes. My heart aches for all the people of Japan.
Perhaps one small act of kindness, folding cranes will bring about good wishes and comfort during this time.

22 comments:

pretty pink tulips said...

It is such a heartbreaking time in Japan...I love this idea of the cranes. May the people there know that they are not alone and that world grieves with them.

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art2cee2 said...

I have folded many a crane in my day, I guess it is time to fold some more to hold my prayers for the people of Japan.

the gardeners cottage said...

what a beautiful ritual. i don't know how the japanese people will rise above this. it is tragic beyond comprehension. i have lit candles and said prayers, now i will attempt a paper crane.

xo

Natasha said...

Beautiful gesture!!

Northern Light

Tree said...

Thank you for a lovely and thoughtful call to action.

Ideezine said...

PVE,

This is great to share with children at home during Spring break. Also as they return to schools in an attempt to understand how thoughts become things for others in need.

Additionally if everyone you knew made these and you started seeing them everywhere the prayers and hopes transcend time. Thoughtful post.

Bette

VictoriaArt said...

Very beautiful!
Come on over and have a look too!

Ivy Lane said...

lovely sentiment... thanks for the reminder.. prayers to the people of Japan.....

Sherri Cassara said...

My heart aches for them too. Thanks for sharing this. The cranes are beautiful and I love the idea behind them. We will certainly make some today. xo

bricarwaller said...

A friend made 1000 white origami cranes for my wedding, such a lovely gift!

With all of the devastation in Japan it makes me feel helpless this would be a lovely gesture for such a sad occasion in the World. I think I will get my boys in on the action and maybe we'll make a prayer tree for all of those suffering.

The Buzz said...

Such a lovely thought, PVE - and we'll be folding cranes today with our hopes and prayers for the people of Japan.

LPC said...

Ah, yes, of course. Of course. Thank you. I don't think one can rise above this, only soldier on with very heavy feet.

Anya adores said...

It's heartbreaking what's happening in Japan. I will try my best - folding as many cranes as I can.
A xx
http://anyaadores.blogspot.com/

24 Corners said...

Such a lovely, touching and very special way to keep Japan in our hearts and prayers.
xo J~

Claudia Lane said...

A beautiful thought from a beautiful and kind lady
Have a great day:))
xo

Millie said...

I work for a Japanese company Patricia & this tragedy has extrta meaning for me. Our Japanese friends are a strong, resilient & proud group & I believe they will see this test through, but they will be deeply, deeply scarred. What a wonderful idea to make the cranes with love & best wishes. I know my fellow Aussie workmates will want to do the same for our brave colleagues - thank you.
Millie x

Nelle Somerville said...

You are wonderful. What a beautiful suggestion from such a creative artist.

The Zhush said...

This is a lovely post. So touched by this.

quintessence said...

Wonderful thought. And a wonderful way to help children understand this dreadful tragedy in a hopeful way.

Lisa said...

Patricia,
This is beautiful. I will pass it on several wonderful elementery school teachers that will love having their students partake in a craft that has great meaning to those far, far away.
xo Lisa

Cote de Texas said...

so true. hard to believe how lucky we are here. those poor people. it's unreal - like a movie almost, it's unbelievable.