Theme Thursday - Paper Prayers
Image via WikipediaThis week the theme is paper.
One thousand folded paper cranes were used in Japan to wish a newly married couple 1000 years of happiness. It is a legend that if one folds 1000 paper cranes their wish becomes true.
In the wake of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan a little girl named Sadako Sasaki was affected by the resulting radiation. After contracting leukemia her wish was to get better. She tried to make her wish come true by folding 1000 paper cranes.
Sadly she never met her goal. Her classmates completed her task and all 1000 cranes were buried with the little girl. In the name of world peace this lesson is taught to many school children around the world. Her story is an inspiration to persevere in the cause of peace.
Many people in Japan are now suffering from the same effects that the little girl Sadako suffered. The world needs to come to the aid of these thousands of victims of the latest disasters to help the people of Japan recover. Please send comfort in any form you can, lots of paper cranes need to be folded.
How to fold your own paper crane: