There’s something about springtime in New York. Out of nowhere, the city that seemed so gray and miserable roars back to life with a revitalized energy and zest, and the sun, flowers and good vibes come with it. It is a breath of fresh air, a fresh start, and everyone and their mother come out to play. To celebrate good weather and the return of life, we visited the Cherry Blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and checked out the Georgia O’ Keefe: Living Modern exhibit for some inspiration and female empowerment.
You may be thinking – I get it, they’re pretty – but why are they such a big deal? The tradition of the cherry blossom is from Japanese culture that dates back hundreds of years. The cherry blossom represents the fragility and beauty of life. Its a reminder that life can be overwhelmingly beautiful, but also tragically short. That was deep. But it puts things in perspective. Life is fleeting. Appreciate the good and bad times, the beautiful and ugly. The flowers and the dirt.
Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. So, I will definitely be back to check out all of exhibits celebrating women!