Getting a bit zen

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.

Pictured: my sad little crane, sitting on my fancy, blue laptop.

Pictured: my sad little crane, sitting on my fancy, blue laptop.

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.


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