The Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom. After work on Friday, I took the Metro to the Tidal Basin and enjoyed a relaxing walk underneath the flowers. No matter how many times I've seen them, the Cherry Blossoms never cease to amaze me. They're so beautiful. I stayed at the park until sunset and picked a nice spot looking straight at the Jefferson Memorial. The Cherry Blossoms ruffled with the breeze, while the waves of the Potomac undulated and danced. I was mesmerized.
From such a poetic and contemplative state, my focus was snagged with the sight of this floating shoe amongst the fallen petals. I couldn't help but smile and felt bad for the person who lost it. While I was taking this photo (below), a lady came and took a photo as well. She later told me that it is her husband's. We both laughed. The floating shoe reminded me of a Seinfeld episode - The Soul Mate. If you're a Seinfeld fan, I think you'll remember this conversation between Kramer and Pam.
KRAMER: Human. It's...human to be moved by a fragrance.
PAM: That's so true.
KRAMER: Her bouquet cleaved his hardened...
KRAMER: ...shell. And fondled his muscled heart. He embibed her glistening spell...just before the other shoe...fell.
I'll be posting more Cherry Blossom Festival photos soon. Happy weekend!