The rain came this morning and washed away the cherry blossoms that were remaining. It's always too soon! But that's the appeal of these blossoms, I think, their fragility and how it reminds us of the transience of life. You need to live in the present to enjoy them.
Fifty Shades of bad continuity I was reading last week.
My piglets are into There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. My son has recently realized that Japanese can be read both downwards and right to left and left to right and English only read left to right, and he thinks that's boring! He was happy to see the text circling around in this book, making it a little more interesting!
What are you and/or your kids reading this week?
I love that the flexiblity of the Japanese written language has come to your son's attention, maybe it will inspire him to create something amazing with the english written word.ReplyDelete
I agree that part of the beauty of the cherry blossoms is that they are so short lived. When I arrived in Japan they were just starting to bloom and sixteen days later as I was leaving they were falling like pink snow.
The book I'm reading my son right now is 'Dinosaur vs Bedtime' by Bob Shea. It's a tale of an adventurous little T-rex playing his day away then fighting bedtime. I do all the roaring sound effects and he loves it - though my sore throat doesn't.