the penultimate WORD


Series 2009 - August

One thousand cranes...







By telling (my experience of grace) to you, I feel that I have attained a kind of salvation.  Frail and tenuous though it may be, to me any kind of salvation is a treasure.

Lieutenant Tokutaro Mayima

in his letter to Toru Okada

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami






Folding a paper crane is like making peace - some of the steps are awkward. At first it may seem impossible. There is definitely more than one route. Patience and consultation are helpful. And the result, big or small, is a thing of beauty.





Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. John 14:27










Copyright 2009 James T. Irvine

Midi: Believe by Takuto

Series 2009