Monday, April 6, 2009

Blooms of Cherry

Sometimes noticing things like the blooms of Cherry blossoms take you by surprise. It's cold one day, and the next thing you know, you are walking down the street and you look up and see cherry blossoms. Most people I know don't care for four seasons. They hate the bitter cold of winter and the blazing heat of summer, but I found that with living in Miami (in a past life), I missed the four seasons. The perpetual summers that spanned 7 years of my life make me appreciate the changes that come with each new season.
There were always blooms, but soon they were unnoticed in the state of constant green. Rarely was there an extreme change in temperature. For me, it seemed time stood still in the perpetual summer of Miami, Florida. Seems like such a silly thing to complain about, but in reality I had missed the bitter snows stinging my face...going out at night just to see the snow reflecting its perfect crystals from the street lights before the first cars would dirty the snow. Seeing the black branches bleached white and the world loose all of its color...just to know that one day spring would arrive and you could look up and appreciate the budding leaves again.

Summer will be here soon enough, but for now I can enjoy the earth coming alive again in the springtime of South Korea.


Anonymous said...

I love the seasons and spring is a beautiful time of the year....its the time of new beginnings.

Marilyn said...

Spring is a season I have come to appreciate all over again. It is indeed a beautiful life and new beginnings...for life is constantly reminding me that there needs to be hope...

I couldn't agree with you more Zoe.