Quake and blossoms: Japan’s reminder of mortality (AP) – 621th Edition

FILE - In this March 17, 2011 file photo, survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami huddle around an open fire to keep warm outdoors in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture. The cherry trees will soon blossom in Japan. Even in normal times, the flowers are a cause for rejoicing tinged with sadness, because they fall at the moment of their greatest beauty. They are the embodiment of a notion that is central to Japanese culture - 'hakanasa,' a hard-to-translate word that conveys the fragility, or evanescence, of life. In this time of national grieving, the cherry blossoms will bring home the awareness of hakanasa with a strange kind of force, one that doesn't strike but sinks into the soul like heat from a hot spring or fire from a sake bottle, bringing sorrow and solace in equal measure. (AP Photo/Yomiuri Shimbun, Hirokazu Ono) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITAP – The cherry trees will soon blossom in Japan.

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