I think it's probably been at least a decade (if not two) since I last folded an origami crane so I was curious to see if I could reawaken the muscle memory without having to look up any instructions. After a couple of false starts, the movements did successfully come rushing back into my fingertips. But more interestingly, making these careful folds of paper didn't just unlock the physical memory of how to make a crane, they also unlocked memories long forgotten of reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and sitting with my 6th grade class, folding hundreds of little birds in tribute to the namesake of our elementary school the year she passed away. It's truly amazing what memories can lie dormant in our movements!
So cool, thanks for sharing that memory.
I also forgot just how soothing and meditative the motions of origami can be!