I have always been infatuated with the Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree. The scent is calming and the beauty has always brought me a sense of peace. One day I decided to look up it’s significance and an insert on the Huffington Post expressed it perfectly.
“The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.”
This tree is a fitting representation of the spring season, one of renewal and the brief nature of life. We live our lives in seasons, and sometimes we need a consistent reminder to stop, take a breath, and take in everything around us. It is easy to take simple moments for granted, and I hope this symbol provides a constant reminder that the beauty that life brings will happen even when we are not paying attention.
It can be difficult to live moment by moment because we are constantly surrounded by to-do lists, responsibilities, and needs. I hope this is a place you receive temporary relief from your day to day rituals. I hope you rest here, bloom here, and when it’s time, may your petals gently fall and beautifully cover the ground as you begin each new season of your life.