Still waiting

W

inter has not yet gone by…

The official astronomical spring was already some days ago.

as a wonderful haiku by Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉) says:

年暮れぬ
笠きて草鞋
はきながら

Toshi kurenu
Kasa kite waraji
Hakinagara

Another year is gone
And I still wear
Straw hat and straw sandals

If your browser doesn’t display the Japanese text correctly, here is a picture of it:

basho

The world revolves and we don’t notice it.

We put one foot in front of the other
and we don’t realize that we have walked a whole life.

There is a promise in the air: spring is coming.

…And once again, we will wait for the summer
and will not realize that the spring is gone.

I wish we could stay in spring a whole life long.

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