This is my ONE THOUSANDTH blog post!
Evidently, an ancient Japanese legend says that if you fold a thousand origami cranes, you will be granted a wish by a crane. People wished for long life, for health, for world peace, by folding cranes. The crane is considered mystical and holy in Japan and some say that it lives for one thousand years. If you fold 1000 paper origami cranes, your wish comes true.
I'm getting a late start here but wonder if you'd help me fold 1,000 origami cranes. You can probably guess what I'm wishing for, but since I'm a tad superstitious I won't tell you. If you're good at origami, make a crane.
Otherwise, fold one in your mind.
I'm thinking that each post of this blog might be my thousand cranes -- that through this blog, I've met you and you and you. So while you're folding, think of me, thinking of and thanking you, one thousand times.