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The Moon’s Inside | Ginkgo Leaves

In Japanese decorative art, the ginkgo’s distinctive fan-shaped leaf has carried symbolism along with its singular beauty: the ginkgo has been a symbol of longevity (the tree can live for a thousand years) and of a more profound endurance (four ginkgos survived the blast at Hiroshima and are still growing today).

Can’t wait for the trip to Japan in a month time. I am going to see the real ginkgo leaves for the first time. But memories are time beings, too, like cherry blossoms or ginkgo leaves; for a while they are beautiful, and then they fade and die.

xoxo, Joe

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