From the day we arrived in Korea we were told repeatedly that everything will change when the cherry blossoms bloom. Being somewhat of an optimistic fool I truly believe this was the case. Our brown dominated, dry surroundings began to change as soon as the cherry blossoms made an appearance. Other plant life quickly followed and the river side got greener by the day. May was a captivating month. I found myself noticing the smallest changes day by day as I took my morning cycle to school. If a plant grew an inch, I took note. If the ever vibrant green river bank changed its hue slighty, I knew.
It felt like coming out of hibernation and seeing the world for the first time that year. Korea truly is beautiful and the spring shows it at its best. The new found optimism that Spring brought was long lasting. I would say until the humidity of the rainy season began. The cherry blossoms have been and gone but they have left an imprint, a greater appreciation of nature and a slight sun tan.