One day we checked out 43 origami books from the library — but he prefers to learn how to fold directly from You Tube videos.
There is a guy — a teacher — who is his favorite.
His high school brother, who was studying Hiroshima, taught him how to make a paper crane.
Then, his obsession became “how small” can I make a crane? Amazing to watch him fold such tiny folds.
During the party, a friend told him the story of a 1,000 paper cranes.
The next morning, he told me he was not interested in making 1,000 paper cranes. “I could never do that.” I wondered, thinking back on all of the strips of paper I had picked up from snips he had made with scissors to turn paper into squares, if he already had. Then he asked me if I thought it was true, that your wish could come true?
I said, “Sure, why not?”
Then, he said, “Well, I don’t think that’s true at all.” Then, he came back later and said, “If that’s true, than you need to be very careful about your wish. That’s why I don’t want to make 1,000 paper cranes.”