I’m teaching a Japanese Brush Painting Class. These are the works of my students.
The class is really “getting it” and it is exciting to see. This week we studied the “Plum Blossom”.
As a “friend of winter,” the plum blossom most vividly represents the value of endurance. In the midst of winter, before snow melts and the swallow returns, plum trees blossom onto the barren landscape, bracing the harshness of winter and reminding us that spring will come. Celebrated here is the vitality of life, endurance through hardship, and hope that life will regenerate.