A strange thought came across my mind…
Would you rather be the vibrant autumn leaves, or the quiet evergreens?
The maples are vibrant, widely captured in photographs, and celebrated for its colors. And yet, its beauty lies in its transient nature. That short little moment… before it fades away.
Meanwhile, the quiet pines stood strong, and yet goes mostly unnoticed. It stays awake in greens for a long time… but perhaps felt a little lonely.
I found myself drifting, hoping to be like the pines for one moment, and yet wandering what it’s like to be the maples.
What would you rather be?
//Photo taken at Kyoto, Japan.