The 1000 Cranes Wish

As of today, I have finally finished creating 1000 cranes. As for my wish… the more I thought of it, the more I wanted to make this wish worth it. It was long hours of creating these cranes since I wanted to finish making them before December (or at least by the end of the year) and I wanted to tie up any loose ends.  So finally I have finished.

It’s such a great feeling since this project felt endless. I remember the countdowns everyday. 800 more to go… 834 more to go… 790 more to go… and these past few days, I became more and anxious to complete it. 89 more cranes to go… 50 more cranes to go… 10 more cranes to go…. Now that I’ve come to the end and earned my mythical “one wish” I don’t know what to wish for. Originally when I first started I had one wish in mind. Now I’ve come to realize that there are more things that I want to wish for that I wonder if I could articulate it in a way that I can have all that I desire in that one wish since they are all related. Then what came to mind was if such a wish does come true, would it be similar to that of a genie’s wish? That even after figuring out a way to have all desires in one wish, I would still have to elaborate it in such a way that it cannot be mistaken for other things.

The more I thought about it, the more I laughed at myself. I know it’s childish of me to work so hard for that “one wish” that may or may not come true. As much as I do understand that creating  1000 cranes for a wish is more of a symbolic way of saying, “If you work hard and don’t give up, you can achieve  anything”, but who knows, maybe it will come true.

Until I figure it out… I shall continue pondering…


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