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PEACE by Sadako Sasaki

The other weekend I decided to tag along on the journey to Manchester as mr otfc was heading to Old Trafford to watch his beloved Luton Town (I won’t mention the result…). While he was at the football, I took myself off for an afternoon at Manchester Museum!

While there, I can across the following section entitled PEACE and wanted to share this profound story as it seems fitting as the world is quite a scary place at the moment and it can be very overwhelming to hear the constant news cycles of horrific stories from all different corners of the world and can be equally hard to actually decipher what is often the truth.

Misinformation and biases help spread false narratives like wildfire, making it almost impossible to have open discussions to help better educate people on the truth of what is happening. Regardless of the side you have chosen, one thing that we should ALL agree on and should be a big enough reason to work together on finding a solution is the amount of unnecessary innocent lives being taken, often down to the direct result of greed, power and selfishness by those in charge.

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana


Nature can be inspiring and can help people to deal with personal difficulties. Cranes are large birds that feature in the legends of many cultures. In China and Japan they symbolise long life and good luck. There is a story that if you fold a thousand paper cranes your wish will come true. Sadako Sasaki was a young girl when an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima (Japan), in 1945. She became ill because of the radiation from the bomb. Sadako wanted to be healthy again so she tried to fold a thousand paper cranes.There is a story that Sadako's friends and classmates helped her fold the paper cranes. Sadako said of the cranes "I will write peace on our wings and you will fly all over the world". Today, paper cranes are the international symbol of peace.

Paper Cranes at the Manchester Museum. PEACE by Sadako Sasaki


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