Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Cherry blossom of the apocalypse!
As you might already know, the big thing in the Tokyo area now is the blossoming of the Cherry blossom, something that makes the Tokyoites crowd up in parks and other areas where the cherry blossom can be seen, drinking and eating and reflecting over the fleeting beauty of the blossoming that will be gone in a week and not seen for another year. Even me and the wonderful Ms. Sunshine took ourselves to one of Tokyo's nicer parks to watch the blossoms.
Now, I'm not gonna claim that I'm so cynical that I can't appreciate the beauty of it all, it really can be breathtaking to see, but for me, the cherry blossoming also carries with it a more omnious warning... For me, the cherry blossom is just the forerunner of my mortal enemy - the hayfever that usually follows quickly after the cherry blossoming... As you can see in the photo, I'm already a bit pale from the sneezing and runny nose, but the real hell is just about to break loose...