Sunday, September 5, 2010

I Will Write Peace on Your Wings

“I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world”
~ Sadako Sasaki
I have been having trouble sleeping at night so I have taken to curating Etsy Treasury's. What this means is that I search through tons of Etsy shops choosing artwork to match a theme that I have come up with. The first one I did was called "Isn't it Romantic" and you can view it here:
Isn't it Romantic I hope you will leave a comment ;~)

Last night after Don went up to bed I started another Treasury. I called this one "I will Write Peace on Your Wings". This Treasury is based on a your Japaneses girl named Sadako Sasaki.

Sadako was only two years old when the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. At the the time her family did not know the catastrophic damage that had been done in her young body but by the age of 11, she was diagnosed with Leukemia, or the "Atomic Bomb Disease."

There is a Japanese belief that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes, you will be granted a wish.  Sadako then began trying to fold 1,000 cranes in order to get her wish to live. Of her cranes she said,
“I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world”. Unfortunately, she only made it to 644 before she died. Following her death in 1955 at the young age of 12, Sadako's friends finished the remainder of the 1,000 cranes and Sadako has become a symbol of Peace throughout the World.

Here is the Etsy Treasury that I created in honor of Sadako Sasaki: 
I Will Write Peace on Your Wings

1 comment:

  1. Linda, it is a lovely story and very well retold by you in this post. Thank you. Inspiring story. Now I will go see your treasuries. You are inspired yourself.