Sakura Falls

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.