Cherry blossoms, also known as Sakura in Japan.
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Tied to the Buddhist themes of mortality, mindfulness and living in the present. In spring, it is blooming time, powerful, glorious and intoxicating, but tragically short-lived — a visual reminder that our lives, too, are fleeting, our own passing time on earth with the same joy and passion? Why do we neglect to revel in life when it can end at any moment, or in the grace surrounding us everywhere cherry blossoms remind us, to pay attention.
Enjoy be in the moment!
Drinking up the clouds
it spews out cherry blossoms –
they scatter and it dies
unable to resist
they fall in the dreams
of sleeping beauty.
-Yosa Buson (Japanese Poet in 1700’s)