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Crane of the Day #2533

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Crane of the Day #2533

Over dinnertime conversation, Laurel tore a bit of foil from my naan nest and flattened out the wrinkles with the bowl of her spoon. Everyone at the table wondered what she would make with it, expecting a sculpture to appear from the newly immaculate slice of aluminum. Laurel was a little surprised by this; she was just running through some idle motions while the conversation flowed.

Eventually, inevitably, the scrap of foil was trimmed to a perfect square and fashioned into a crane, because the human brain is built to create meaning from disorder and Laurel has a particular talent for it. The crane stands on the fig-tree tablecloth downstairs right now, resting in the dark, and we’ll see it again when morning comes. I wonder where it will fly from there.

safely walk to school

Written by Umbrella Man

August 29, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Posted in crafted things

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