One of my favorite students, a library regular, brought me this adorable handmade blue origami owl and a very nice letter for Christmas. In the letter she thanks me for speaking to the school's Gay/Straight Alliance club at a few of their recent meetings, and for being an "awesome librarian." She goes on to explain in a diagram with arrows how her thought process arrived at the owl being blue. She even drew Totoros, and suggested I might like Studio Ghibli's films, if I hadn't already seen them. (I have, and I LOVE Totoro, of course)
That owl had to have taken some major time and effort, LOTS of little cunningly-folded pieces of paper, and it is solid! What a sweet thing to do.