Weekly Photo Challenge: Thresholds
Thresholds divide. They separate you from me. We use thresholds to keep our pleasures distinct, or fix our identity. Here in Japan it is hanami season, when the cherry trees bloom everyone gets together in small, or very large, groups under the flowering sakura trees to drink and eat and talk and laugh. I took these photographs in the Aoyama Cemetery. People do come here for hanami, but far fewer. The trees bloom there one week and nestled here and there between the graves are small groups of people drunk with their friends. Take in this juxtaposition and consider this: There are no thresholds. There are only ever arbitrary barriers we put up to make ourselves feel better.