I really love folding origami. I love the feeling of the paper under my fingertips, and the way the paper holds the creases. I love the challenge of learning a new pattern, and the excitement when you finally get it to look the way you want it to.
I found this “love notes” pattern yesterday and made a few for a friend. I think they’re cool, and I like that even though I’ve only folded the pattern about 5 times, I’ve already memorized it. ;) I think it is actually the easiest pattern I’ve ever folded. Try it! If you think you can’t fold– you can.
I spent a little while trying to decide if it made sense to post an origami pattern on my math blog, and I think it does. I think learning origami patterns are kind of like solving math problems/proofs– there is one solution you are trying to get to, you know when you have gotten it, but you will take many wrong turns and many tries before getting it. Then, once you have, it is beautiful. <3
Also. I was talking to my math professor, and she was telling us about how she will be giving an “inspirational” talk to res life. I asked her if it was supposed to be about math, and she said: “Well. I think it’s supposed to be personal. So, since it is about my life, it will necessarily be related to math.” Yes.