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    In honor of KC

    You can read about what happened to KC in the thread "sad news" - I thought about putting this topic under that thread, but I decided against it... the news on KC was from last year, and I didn't want my report on my little project for KC (and Ivy) to be sad news again.

    I know everyone from online community was important to KC, so I decided to share this project I had been working on since the accident.

    The project I was working on was the "千羽鶴/Senbazuru (Thousand Origami Cranes)" for Ivy in honor of KC. Thousand origami cranes is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes (鶴 tsuru) held together by strings. In a mythical sense, Japanese believe that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, and you are granted eternal good luck, instead of just one wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.

    I started doing this project by myself, wishing to do just something for Ivy and KC. I found it very comforting to fold cranes - it felt like my wish may actually come true, and by giving them away to Ivy, maybe Ivy 's wish also. After a while I asked my friends in Japan to help me complete this project since I really wanted to give this senbazuru to Ivy as soon as possible.

    My friends helped me a lot, and at the end the number of cranes well exceeded 1000. This was my first time to do the threading part, so it didn't come out perfect.... but my wish is all in there. Here are some photos.

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    That is immensely beautiful. What an excellent way to honor and memorialize someone great.

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    Very cool, and a wonderful idea.

    "There's only one thing I hate more than lying…skim milk, which is water that's lying about being milk." -- Ron Swanson

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    OH WOW!!
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    Super-cool! Looks great Sara!
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    Wow....very cool way to pay tribute to kc....I only met him once but u could tell he was a great guy right away....Ryan

    viva la revolucion !

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    Whoa, that's really rad.

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    That's amazing, Sara! You seem like a really great person, and we're lucky to have you around.

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    ya lefty i was just thinking.... this is such a unique community. sharp knives bringing together so many different people together.

    sara im glad you share with us.

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    Sara, you do incredible things with paper! It would look cool hanging from a ceiling like a paper chandelier.

    What a sweet, sweet gesture.

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