Cherry Blossom

Every Spring, these trees bloom in Washington.  And every Spring, the world flocks to see them.

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Personally, I don’t get it.  They’re just white flowers.  On trees.

They smell okay.

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I mean, if you can’t find a pan of underbaked brownies or a newborn, they’ll do.

They don’t turn the Tidal Basin into fairyland.

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Unless your idea of fairyland is white up close and hazy pink from far away.

They certainly don’t muffle the world a bit, soften the air, drape Spring over the District so gently we don’t notice until we’re all the way in.

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I won’t be taken in by flowers on trees.

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They’re obviously overrated.

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P.S. Now pansies, pansies are a trustworthy kind of flower.

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