I have a story for you:

May 31, 2010 § 5 Comments

I was sitting alone one evening on my street…just sitting there on my porch like the old days, doing nothing at all. I wanted nothing from the world, I wanted to watch it do its thing. People watching really rocks. I people watch everywhere… That is what I wanted to do that warm evening in my wicker chair.

I began watching the planes fly, leaving their trails like snails. I found it amazing that the world continued to move while I just sat doing nothing. I was watching a movie that was as free as the open road. Doves purred in the distance as other unknown birds flew past me.

Birds must have a wonderful life. I would love to perch on a sunny afternoon just relaxing and looking for a mate. We’d fall quickly in love. As soon as we’d know it, our chicks would be hatched and maturing their vocal cords. I would love to be a crane or a dove.

In Japan, cranes are a symbol of luck and happiness. It is said that if you fold 1000 paper cranes in less than a year, a wish you have will come true.

White doves are a symbol of peace. They mate for life and are extremely loyal to one another. They are peaceful and endearing.

Tonight I started folding the start of my 1000 paper cranes. It’s a daunting task and I have no idea if I will make it to the full 1000. I might just go to 100. I will later post pictures of my cranes. Here are some from weheartit.com that have inspired me to keep going.

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§ 5 Responses to I have a story for you:

  • theforc says:

    You capture a nice tone in your writing, congrats. People watching is indeed a marvelous pastime. It gives a sense of anonymous connectedness that I have not found elsewhere. Watching people as if they were entertainment is comforting.
    I realise though, that describing “people watching” feels a lot like voyeurism. But it seems you would understand what I mean.

  • Desiree says:

    Thank you, deary. For me to become a voyeur while people watching, I have to consciously think about doing so. I believe it varies from person to person.. and for me, my mood. What about you?

    • theforc says:

      You’re welcome. For me it’s different; I usually realize that my people watching could be considered weird or voyeuristic only after having done it for a while. When I sit in a café my eyes wander to the most interesting faces and constellations of people, trying to decipher the situation. That’s one of my favourite things to do, try to paint a picture of a person or a relationship from distant obversation.
      By the way, how is the crane folding going?

  • Desiree says:

    hmmmm, interesting.

    The crane folding is going great. It used to be difficult for me to figure out the first folds. Now I have all the steps memorized and totally down that I can fold one crane in way less than 5 minutes!.. I’m pretty stoked. Thanks again!

  • Doug says:

    Love the shapes, angles, color and shadows.

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