Cherry blossoms and the tradition of flower gazing has inspired artists for centuries. I hope these quotes call to mind the fascination of springtime, the fleeting beauty of the cherry blossom, and life itself. During these trying time, relish the simple things that keep you sane.
I’ve seen spring come to the orchard every year as far back as I can remember and I’ve never grown tired of it. Oh, the wonder of it! The outrageous beauty! God didn’t have to give us cherry blossoms you know. He didn’t have to make apple trees and peach trees burst into flower and fragrance. But God just loves to splurge. He gives us all this magnificence and then, if that isn’t enough, He provides fruit from such extravagance.
— Lynn Austin, Hidden Places
Light as feathers, as fleeting as Zephyr, one moment they breathed pink, the next they faded. Cherry blossoms were as much an inspiration for beautiful verse as they were a reminder of life’s fickleness, she thought.
— Alice Poon, The Green Phoenix: A Novel of Empress Xiaozhuang, the Woman Who Re-Made Asia