With an alternate title of “I wanted to at least do a little writing tonight, and I actually have no drive to do anything beyond blogging (so deal with it)”, but titles like that are irresponsibly wordy.
I made my very first origami crane today, and I’m probably far more proud of it than I should be. I say this in the sense I’m proud I managed to complete it on my first try, without tearing it in half or lighting it on fire, but it looks like its head went a few rounds with a brick wall.
What I learned from this creative endeavor includes, but may not be limited to, the following:
- YouTube really is a great place to go to learn how to kill time in new, creative ways
- I have the hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills of an ex-boxer who had taken too many blows to the head, while drunk and wearing boxing gloves
- When I set my mind to it, I can accomplish most anything.
- Most anything is really emphasized here, because I’ve set my mind to making boatloads of money materialize out of nowhere and I am still none the richer.
- Origami, while not necessarily something I’m naturally talented at, necessarily (Would you look at the head on that poor, paper bird? Seriously, look at it. It’s a tiny paper tragedy.), but it’s still something I’ll keep trying at. It was a lovely distraction.
Eventually, I hope, I’ll be able to share some less battered paper cranes. Or, should my skill only get worse with practice, an extremely detailed paper rock or two.