Today is the start of Cherry Blossom season in Japan, according to National Public Radio this morning.
The cherry blossom tree is known for its short yet brilliant blooming season which ends with an inevitable fall to the ground. For the Japanese masses this drama staged by the natural process of the tree was reminiscent of the natural way of human life where rise and fall are the main elements in limited time.
We live amidst an ongoing brutal social calamity, the current economic depression, whose consistent stress exacerbates the fragility of life. Let’s cherish the time we have.