"- Wislawa Szymborska, “The Three Oddest Words” (via wordsnquotes)
When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.
When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.
When I pronounce the word Nothing,"
I make something no non-being can hold.
Standing amidst a crowd of awestruck onlookers, Tokyo-based photographer Martin Bailey captures the silhouetted scene of the Nogawa Cherry Blossom light-up, a yearly event that draws some 100,000 people to the freshly blooming flowers.
As families and groups of friends gather on the footbridges, guards and officers step in to prevent mayhem on this festive occasion. Light ups and parties celebrating the cherry blossoms are common during springtime in and around Tokyo, providing food, drink, and entertainment to guests.