Dec 18 0 Comments

Falling stars and folding stars

Last night I got the idea that I wanted to try making a Danish paper star. You may have seen them in specialty stores that have high-end Christmas ornaments. They are lovely.

I had bought some origami paper that would serve as the ingredient for my project. I was excited to try.

This, I felt, was a much better activity than making fudge, which was my second alternative for activity last night.

There were some instructions on the back of the pack of paper. Those would have to suffice. But they did not. Two hours into it, my star looked like this.

Uh Oh

Uh Oh

And that was when I was supposed to be done.

I was about to give up, but something told me to press on. I went to the internet, and found a much better tutorial, which a followed. The result, of course, was perfect.

I went to bed with a great satisfaction in my heart. I had done something difficult and succeeded.

There is of course an analogy for life in this little story.

folding stars1

Here are some:

1.You may have nice paper, but the result is crap if you don’t have the right kind of instructions.

2.Make sure, before you start, that you have good instructions.

3. If you figure out that the instructions are taking you the wrong path, don’t give up, but start over again. Get new instructions.

4. Even though it is time to quit for others, it may not be time to quit for you. It may be that it is during the after-hours your greatest success will come.

5. Getting a nice star is not as straight forward as you may think.

And if you want to fold a star too, here is the link that helped me out: Paper stars