Take a Cherry Blossom Study Break!

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:

cherry blossoms Japan House 2016

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:

by A. E. Housman

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.

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