Seeing these sculptures reminded me of a scene in an old Hongkong drama, which I used to watch as a kid.
The supporting actor was in a coma.. Desperate and sick with worry, his girlfriend made a thousand origami cranes, hoping they will waken him from the coma. As she folded the cranes, she would assembled the birds with a string.
By the time she was folding the 999th crane, the hospital room was filled with colorful cranes on strings.. It was such a touching sight. I was hoping to see the supporting actor wake up and reunite with his girlfriend, but unfortunately, it didn’t happen.
The scene got stuck in my head, because there was no happy ending.. As a kid, I always thought good things will happen to good people… and there will always be a happy ending in life. It made me realize shit happens to good people too.
That was a rude awakening.. my first dose of reality.