For this year's First Light, Brookline is making paper cranes! As a way to give voice to something positive, people and businesses from all over town are joining together to fold origami peace cranes. A symbol of many things, the paper crane has a powerful association with peace, children, and opposition to nuclear war. We believe that beyond whatever divisions exist, all politics must come from a first principle of peace, kindness, and humanity.
We will bring these cranes to Washington DC for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on January 16th, as a statement of peace, of opposition to nuclear war, and as a wish for all the world to focus itself on the most important things. Several businesses will be folding paper cranes on First Light, Thursday December 1st, and others will do the same on other days. Stay tuned for more information.
We hope that other communities will join us, that this message will begin here in Brookline, take wing and spread around the world.
The program guide for the festival is coming soon and will be available at participating businesses and online.