When we were in Seattle last month, the city had an early Spring and the cherry blossoms were already at peak bloom. But you know what’s funny? We didn’t fall heads over heels like we usually do every Spring which was a bit surprising since we were so eager to shed all traces of winter. I mean the trees were beautiful and all, but they were just “there” in the backdrop of the city.
When the cherry blossoms finally opened here 3 weeks later, they enchanted us like they always do, and I realized then that the anticipation of the blooms was everything. At the first sight of the tightest buds, we’d start watching every day on the walk to school, wondering when they’d bloom. And then one day, seemingly overnight, they did. Like magic.
Hope you had a happy Mother’s Day.