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Look what was waiting for me!

Not only were there hardly any bills waiting for me when I got home this evening, there was some actual money (travel reimbursement), a packet of buttons (the zebra striped ones that are much smaller than what was shown on Ebay, and I’m slightly disappointed), a boatload of 12×12 paper that I had  87 more words

A rare moment when I find myself speechless...

…as I think you would find yourself if you opened a box the mail truck delivered on a day when you weren’t expecting anything beyond some buttons you purchased on impulse from eBay last week, only to find: 247 more words

Why I associate fireflies with the word "thermometer"

It’s because of “Sam and the Firefly,” by P. D. Eastman. It came out in 1958, so I think it must have been Mrs. Young, my second grade teacher who read it to us. 330 more words

All that glisters sometimes blisters.

I rubbed my fingers raw today folding glitter paper.

It’s serious prep time for my Tejas Storytelling Conference schleppage (the items I need to take with me, above and beyond clothing and personal hygiene requirements). 330 more words

Cranes

Senbazuru: a group of one thousand origami cranes

Japanese legend states that anyone who completes the task of folding one thousand origami cranes will be granted one wish. 71 more words

Summer

A Thousand Cranes

I’ve came upon garlands of one thousand folded cranes a few times in shrines suchlike the cattle shrine in this post, and also at the Yamashita shrine in Cavinti, Philippines.  137 more words

Japan