Time Capsule

An old tin box
I haven’t opened for years
Suddenly grabs my attention
It is a box of old letters and notes

When I open it
A letter from my childhood friend
Accompanied by a small origami paper
The letter has an illustrated instruction

Before I know it
My hands start folding the paper
Following the instruction
Step by step

And then –
I have something in my hand
Something that looks like a flower
“There you have it!”

The last line of the instruction
Speaks to my present self
Suddenly my heart feels so warm
As if that little boy is right in front of me