Thursday, October 23, 2008

Adult, maybe . . .

I am not a *crafty* person. Usually, I would rather read than voluntarily engage in crafting something. But, origami? That is not your usual craft. I haven't done any fancy paper folding since last Christmas' gift wrapping. I have books on the Art of Origami that I look through occasionally. I remember mountain and valley folds. I also remember directions that were so confusing that when 01 Doc and I were trying to fold a three dimensional Easter Lily, success was almost an accident instead of by purposeful intent.

The library book discussion group finished the series of meetings. The group turned out to be the librarian and me. One of the group dropped away because she just did not have time. Others never came at all, after saying they would. Perhaps the book turned them off. It was "The Thief and the Dogs" by Naguib Mafooz. It provoked interesting discussion but we "rabbit trailed" quite a bit. The librarian, Jean, has lived all over the world with her engineer husband and children, now grown. She has such fascinating anecdotes that I asked her when her own book was coming out. She just laughed.

It seems as if I am rabbit trailing myself, here. But in January, Jean will conduct an adult class in Origami. I plan to be there.

Fancy paper and bone folder at the ready . . .


4 comments:

ol Doc said...

I once had a 12 year old child of a domestic violence victim to entertain in the office. I wracked my brain for something for him to do. He asked for paper and proceeded to make a crane. And then he made a little frog that actually hopped a little when you pressed down on his head. He was sort of a thin zig-zag-zig with the top zig the head and the bottom zig the tail he sat upon. Pressing the top zig made the little thing jump forward. I've never forgotten that young person who carried such skill in his fingers. He can always entertain himself, no matter the circumstances. The crane flapped wings, too!

RANGER said...

)1 Doc, you are making me feel inadequate. That lily didn't do anything.

Did you see "Blade Runner?" Origami was a very minor theme that ran through that film. But it revealed something near the end.

RANGER said...

I mean 01, not )1, of course.

Big Ed said...

Yeah, I know what it means when half the people don't show up. It happens to me too. Jean seems a very interesting person. At least the class dosn't seem boring. I'm glad you had an interesting time.