Weekly file: meaning in a gesture

Hsiu Lan Chang, Paper Cranes, origami paper, 2012
We have a friend who started folding paper cranes a few years ago as a way to find calm during some troubling times.  Japanese legend promises a wish to anyone who folds one thousand cranes.  We don't know what she wishes for as she folds, but we do know that we all wish the recent tragedy in Connecticut had not taken place, and we could all use some of the comfort that she finds in the practice.

In thinking about what image we might share this week, we settled on this snapshot of our friend's cranes.  Would that it were more artfully taken, but the simplicity and earnestness of the symbol was more important to us than the actual the image.