This morning, listening to news of the many tragedies resulting from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I decided to shake off the pettiness that has been filling my mind, and focus on my multitude of joys instead.
I made these millefiori earrings a few weeks ago. Millefiori: a thousand flowers in Italian. I hope someday to visit Murano, where the original murrine glass tubes were cut to make such millefiori beads.
Often, during this first weekend of my spring break, flowers have begun to bloom on our mountain. Not this March. So today I decided to bring my own millefiori to the mountain.
千の花 (Sen no hana). I hope that's how you say "thousand flowers" in Japanese, and that many thousands will soon bloom in Japan.