22 September 2010

A Thousand Cranes

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Asia, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. This makes them popular gifts for special friends and family.

Yesterday was the United Nations International Day of Peace.  On November 4 we will once more celebrate Dona Nobis Pacem, the Blogblast for peace when thousands of bloggers worldwide fly their peace globes in a common effort to set differences aside as as human beings simply declare "Give Us Peace".  November 11, once called Armistice Day and now Veterans day, marks the end of The War to End War in 1918.  It is now 92 years later ...

Last year, this was my fanciful Globe for Blogblast.  This time with another year of war and thousands of more deaths, I will be more serious in my approach.  If you have never done a Globe for the Blogblast, please join us.  You will find instructions on how to get a globe to design and make your own HERE.  The lovely lady who started this several years ago also shows many of the beautiful globes on her Facebook page.  It is only 42 more days.  Be sure your globe tells us that one more person simply wants PEACE.

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