April 10, 2013

Sakura falling by the Bamboo Forest in Kyoto

One year already since the last cherry blossoms fell.
In Japanese culture the cherry blossom (桜) tree is a symbol of the transience of life: it is made infinitely more beautiful by its fleeting nature.
This concept, somewhere between an aesthetic principle and a general philosophy, is known as wabi-sabi (侘寂).
With new life flourishing as spring proper begins, let us each recommit to living with vivaciousness, conviction and bravery.