The following blog post was written by Global Gap Year Fellow, Halden Levin.

Dear Reader,

I offer you one thousand paper cranes, a culmination of many mornings and occasional nights. Some flew across the world and back, and others never left this quiet town. A few weathered almond milk showers, tear drops, and rainy days, and others painlessly came into existence, awaiting a moment to exit the confines of plastic shopping bags and insert name here.

So today, I see you, and I thank you. Here are one thousand paper cranes that indecision decided to hang at an evolving checkpoint. This is my wish for you: Live here with palms in offering, and don’t forget the soul there in and for you.

A little gift, a little story, a little thank you.

May your story continue, stained by licks of gratitude.

In Passing, Peacefully Yours,

Halden Levin

一千隻紙鶴

一個禮物、一段故事、一份感恩

讀者:

我送給你的一千隻紙鶴,是我花了不少白天黑夜的累積。有些紙鶴環遊了世界,有些從沒離開過這座安靜的城。他們有些淋過杏仁奶,有些接住了我的眼淚,有些曾被雨水打濕過。塑膠袋裡平躺的紙張在等待無痛地降生——展翅,落地,被賦予姓名。

我想把這一千隻紙鶴掛滿在你人生的每個關卡,所以我們能看到彼此,我們會感激一切。這是我對你的祝福啊——手心向下,成為一個有靈魂的人。

一個禮物、一段故事、一份感恩。

讓感恩流淌在你的人生旅途。

過客亦是靜好

李靜辰

My name is Halden Levin, and I am a 2020-2021 […]