To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees."
In my mind, spring is the quintessential creation of beauty. It's nature's own form of a sigh of relief - when she can finally let go of what she's been holding onto tightly during the last few months of bitter winter; a sigh of relief like the way the petals of a flower gently unfold and blossom. Cherry blossoms are one of the first flowers to bloom in spring and crowds of people flock to the places that are known for their cherry blossoms, like Japan or Washington D.C. Like many others, I too love cherry blossoms so I began to wonder why? What sets the cherry trees apart from all the other trees and flowers that also blossom in spring? In Japan the cherry blossom represents the fragility and beauty of life. And I think that in our own subconscious we all realize this. We marvel at their short-lived beauty each year because it reminds us of how beautiful but delicate life can be. It also reminds us that in due time, in the right season, beauty will blossom.