A lingering stroll under the sweet blooms of spring. Indeed, it is finally here; the season that I pine for all year. I feel so alive, so filled with the joy of living. The sky is a delicate blue. The sort of blue that is reserved for very early spring. Puffy white clouds linger in the blueness providing an almost surreal backdrop for the delicate pale pink petals. A slight breeze picks up and sends a smatterings of petals to softly cascade to the green green grass like beautiful glittering snow.
Sometimes there is nothing better than a walk under the cherry blossom trees. It has become a ritual for me these last dozen years. Every year the experience grows in importance to my spirit and has become an essential part of my life.
The Japanese Cherry Blossom
For the Japanese the cherry blossom holds a very special meaning. It is a delicate flower that blooms for just a short time. To the Japanese this represents the transience of life. This concept lies in conjunction with the fundamental teachings of Buddhism; an understanding that the state of all life is suffering and transitory. These spiritual people have held strong to this profound belief of the transitory nature of life and it is a very noble act not to get too attached to a particular outcome or not become too emotional about anything because all things must pass just as the seasons do.
“NOTHING IS FOREVER EXCEPT CHANGE.”
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