Seriously, you should do it. Japan House, located on Lincoln south of Florida, is one of the university’s best hidden treasures, not least because of its grove of blossoming cherry trees, which should be at their peak this weekend. Take a break and check it out! Go because it’s beautiful:
And go because a famous poet pointed out that life is short and beauty is fleeting, particularly where cherry trees and twenty-year-olds are concerned:
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty more. And since to look at things in bloom Fifty springs are little room, About the woodlands I will go To see the cherry hung with snow.