Sakura means cherry blossom in Japanese.
It is brief, fleeting, beautiful, fragile. A metaphor for life.
Existing does not mean living. One can exist unconsciousnessly, while a life well-lived requires consciousness.
The contemplation of beauty awakens us to life, makes us appreciate its fragility, the value of each moment, makes us aware that we are simply present. So perhaps the sight of the cherry blossom in all its splendor and beauty invites us to connect with the essential and extraordinary that surrounds us and that can be unnoticed.
Sakura invites us to ‘here and now’, to contemplate the heartbeat of life, of the extraordinary and fragile beauty, of the moment now that fades out.
Happy day, happy life.