blossom part II


Okinawa, Japan 2014


The Japanese believe that transience adds to beauty…

…that a thing is enhanced by its fast approaching death.

They depend on the blooms to mark the passage of time and whisper the promise of Spring.

Washington DC 2014



Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27 ESV

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One thought on “blossom part II

  1. I’ve thought about those beautiful ice carvings, sand sculptures, chalk paintings on sidewalks. All are here for a short time and must be seen, appreciated, loved – now. Right now because they will be gone soon. This is unlike the Monet that we ‘know’ we can jump on the Metro any time and go see, appreciate, love. Hmmmm. We forget that all of this – even the Monets – will pass away.

    If you think chalk art or cherry blossoms are transitory think of a guitar strum. It is gone the moment it is played and vibrates our ear drums. Music, especially before the phonograph and now more modern means of recording, is the ultimate in transitory beauty.

    Well sunsets and crashing waves on the beach rank pretty high in the transitory.

    There is something (or some things) so very important to all if this.

    ‘Live in the moment’ (value the here and now … The dinner conversation right now, the eyes and expression and heart of the beggar asking for change right now) starts the correct thinking – the dialogue – but it goes well beyond that. Ultimately the conversation goes to the parallel reality of an eternity not bound by time that exists now and is parallel to our transient existence.

    Love you, Pops


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