Sunday, April 7, 2019

Cherry Blossoms and Kimonos

The cherry blossoms have been at their peak bloom this week. Crowds of people wandered along the too-narrow path that circles the Tidal Basin. Some arrived ready to have their photos taken, dressed in pink, or white outfits, carefully chosen to harmonize with the blossoms. No one looked as good--or as appropriately dressed--as the two young women in kimonos. They strolled along, chatting with a friend on the phone, sharing the views of the blooming trees. For a minute, I could pretend that I was in Japan. It was delightful.