Cherry blossoms, and life, are fleeting


"It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded Washington's cherry blossoms are just plain overrated." ~ Newt Gingrich

MulanThis pic is just from a decorative (fruitless?) cherry tree in the parking lot near my building at work.  Still, very pretty right now.  I've been to Washington DC when the trees are blooming, it is very pretty if the day is sunny – but often, being springtime, it is drizzling.

I particularly like the cherry blossoms in the movie Mulan, which features cherry blossoms because of the significance they have in Oriental culture, representing the fleeting nature of life, due to their beauty and short life.

When I see them now, I think of the fleeting nature of my life, and how I need to go for it – and no, I am not having a mid life crisis ;).