Do you remember the magic of seeing a paper boat, or other origami figure, being folded in front of you for the first time?
I was about five years old when a friend of my mother’s folded one and gave it to me. Later at home, I found a rectangular piece of paper and folded a little boat all by myself. I was able to remember the folding sequence!
Even then the process captured my attention as much as the finished boat. For me, all of it was was spell binding. And even though many years have passed since that first introduction to origami, the magic remains.
This is a 3-minute video with instructions on how to fold the traditional paper boat. Watch to the end and see the boat sailing down a crystal-clear Vermont stream.
“These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination.” ~Rabindranath Tagore
I spent a marvelous morning taking these pictures and enjoying the fall foliage at lake Shaftsbury, Vermont.
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