A pile of white paper cranes smoldering in the snow

Fanale

This was it. I knew from the start that this was going to be a one shot deal, you can’t exactly burn 1000 paper cranes twice. No, that picture would cost 2000 paper cranes. All of my 100+ hours of hand cramping, mind numbing folding had lead up to this final moment of truth – and the goddamn paper wouldn’t even light. Even after I dosed the little bastards in lighter fluid, there was little I could do to get my inferno started after the cranes had been snowed on for the last 3 hours. Instead they just laid there in the snow, simmering quietly, laughing at me.

This image is currently available as a fine art print in my Art Shop.

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