May 7, 2022

Kaido (Malus halliana) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Kaido (Malus halliana) flowers: Kaizo-ji

These graceful flowers will soon scatter and vanish completely in the rapid flow of the seasons. The long-awaited flowers of each season bloom for a short period of time and quickly fade away without clinging to the branches. 

In many cases, like Sakura or Ume flowers, as soon as flowers fall altogether, fresh green leaves emerge in a great hurry as if to wipe out the remains of the flowers, which lets me forget the delightful memory that the entrancing flowers were once in full bloom.

Although I know that such is the way of this very transitory world, the swift passage of the seasons often brings on the subtle feeling of melancholy and loss, especially in spring.

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