포도 접기

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  Fold the Grape
  
  The intense summer heat was making the air waves quiver as a 20 year old girl walked down the busy street. The sunglasses she wore did nothing to shield her eyes from the bright sunlight atop her head. Her ice cream had melted in her hands as she crossed the street. She wished she had chosen a cooler treat instead of a sweet one. The girl was on her way to the park, a perfect place to cool down on a hot day like this one.
  
  The park was full of people walking about underneath the shade of the trees. Kids were playing in the sandbox, teenage couples were holding hands casting a loving glance away from the world, and the elderly were resting on benches, catching up on their long lost sleep. The girl was feeling a bit jealous of these people and the peace they commanded. She thought she might feel the same if she had someone to share her days with. Her feet took her to a grassy field next. She admired the exquisite scenery around her and eventually sat down, ready to take a break.
  
  Out of her bag, the girl pulled out a folded piece of paper. It was a grape, beautifully depicted in crayon and origami. She stared at it intently, tracing each stroke with her fingers, wishing the paper grape would turn into a real one. However, no matter how hard she stared, the paper remained still and silent.
  
  Suddenly, a woman with an oddly-dressed hat appeared next to the girl. She was holding out a grape with a smile, offering it to the girl. The girl couldn’t believe it and was almost impatiently taking the gift when the woman warned her: “Remember to fold the grape when you are done eating. It has power,” she said.
  
  The girl was eager to try the grape, and it did not take long for it to transform into a delicious memory on her tongue. When she finished, she couldn’t help but think back to what the woman had said. She had no idea what she meant by “power”, but it seemed as if the woman’s words were stuck in her head, refusing to go away. Feeling curious and slightly suspicious, the girl decided to fold the grape paper, just like the woman told her to.
  
  To her surprise the paper grape seemed to come alive in her hands. It started twisting and folding, and soon the girl realized that it was not actually a paper anymore, but an origami grape. Holding the newly made paper fruit in her hand, the girl was filled with a sudden joy. She could feel the power of the grape; it was a magical feeling, like nothing she had ever experienced before.
  
  The girl was mesmerized and wondered what will happen if she made more of these origami grapes. She ran home that day with a hundred ideas in her head. The following morning, she was already working on another piece of crayon paper, this time turning it into a paper apple.
  
  The power of paper folding was soon known far and wide. People from different countries would stop by the girl’s house and ask her to make them very special origami fruits. Her skills in paper folding had come to be a source of livelihood.
  
  Years later, the girl had grown into a successful woman. When people asked her how she managed to attain all that she had, she told them of the grape. The folding of the paper had changed her life completely and taught her a valuable lesson.
  
  No matter where you go and what you wish to achieve in life, handling a paper the right way will always bring great rewards. One should never underestimate the power of paper folding, even if it starts with just one folded grape.