As I think of the season of cherry blossoms, the phrase "romantic" comes to mind. The scene is so idyllic with its delicate pink hues, it's as if it were all part of a love song. These final days of March mark the beginning of their bloom. Cherry blossoms are symbols of gentleness and sweetness, and they signify the arrival of spring, a season of renewal for all living things.
I once read online that the meaning of cherry blossoms in love is perseverance and patience. It represents persistence in love, enduring even in hardship, and always blooming in one's heart. It all stems from the stories of cherry blossoms in Japan. During the dark days of the war, these flowers bloomed resplendently in one corner, proving their immortality and serving as a source of hope for the people there. But in reality, can it truly be applied to love?
Cherry blossoms are unlike any other flowers. They bloom even on the barest, most barren trees after winter, still glowing in their resplendence. Yet, they are ephemeral, easily fading away with just a few showers of spring. People often share the poetic verse, "Better to have a moment of glory and then fade away, than to be sad and lonely throughout a thousand autumns" - and I find it to be quite fitting for this type of tree. A season of blooms only lasts 1-2 weeks, and no matter how busy one may be, they make time to admire it. That moment in time just slips by in a blink of an eye. And I do not desire a love like that.
Love, like any other flowers, can never be in bloom forever. It's just a matter of how it blooms that differs. And everyone chooses their own way of love. Some people prefer to be like cherry blossoms, to bloom brilliantly even if it's only for a short time. While others may choose roses, a flower that can bloom all year round and can be found anywhere. Or like the Queen of the Night, a flower that only blooms at night. It's all a matter of choice.
So, what about you? Do you want a love like cherry blossoms?