Taught People How To Fold Origami Cranes

"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself."

Hey, look, I made it to the fifth month this year.  Today,
SereniTea House hosted a May Day Spring Fling event where various vendors sold gifts, arts and crafts.  I spent much of the day at one of the tables teaching people how to fold origami paper into cranes.  In return, they gave me a dollar that we are giving to the JCCCNC’s North Japan Earthquake Fund.

It wasn’t too busy today.  I think most people tried to take advantage of the uncharacteristically beautiful weather during the day.

The first person to come to my table was a little girl.  She told me she had done quite a bit of origami before, but she’d never made the crane before.  It was fun teaching her.

Later on, I got to show two of our wonderful vendors how to fold theirs up.

Some family friends even came by to learn and contribute to the cause.

Our good friends came by to get some gifts from the event and eventually, we strong-armed them into folding some cranes.

A came by as well and had a good time learning how to make one.

We gave people the choice between taking their cranes home or hanging them up on our string art in the tea house.

Teaching is one of the great joys in my life.  I don’t get to do it nearly enough, but I absolutely love it.  It very gratifying to me when I can present or explain something in a way to another person that is new to them.

This was a fun experience.  I would easily do this again.  Like I said, I love to teach, especially in a very visual and interactive way.  What makes today so interesting is that when I started, I barely knew how to make the cranes but by the time I made a few, I had it down.

Today is also the day that President Obama told us Osama bin Laden is dead.  God Bless You, and God Bless The United States of America.

“Justice has been done.” -- President Barack Obama
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