Photo above: A cherry blossom tree in a quarry. How natural.
The cherry blossom season is said to be a season of renewal, of starting fresh and of acknowledging our brief lives. As others have already pointed out maybe our current circumstances are a wake up call for us – a reset button – but in all honesty I don’t have that much faith. Remember the Australian bush fires from just a few weeks ago? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t.
Once this is all over I worry that, just like the fires for some, everything will be forgotten and we’ll all get back to destroying the planet like we always do. I’m part of the problem – I fly to the U.K. and Australia every year, I like to buy the latest gear, but maybe I shouldn’t. Things should be simpler, shouldn’t they?
Life is quiet at the moment but it carries on.