on its way
No. 225 Bonnie Chaya-Bracha Herman – Tzfat, Israel
In addition to her request for a crane, Chaya-Bracha wrote the following poem inspired by the Eleven/Eleven project:
A Crane For Kaleena
for her mother
I learned how to fold a paper crane on a school bus.
We bounced between the soft brown imitation leather and laughed – a day out of class.
I remember the highway zooming outside, and my friend, my teacher – her patience. I begged her not to stop until I could do it without her.
Until I had the folds memorized.
Until I knew the creases perfectly.
Until I knew how to make it fly without tearing its wings.