The poignancy of the German movie, Cherry Blossoms, lingers long after the screen disappears. It is a simple story but strikes close to home and reminds us that we are just dust in the wind.
Lebensborn is a just a sliver of WWII history; this blog follows a variety of things of topics so discussing a German movie of this significance seems of value.
In the movie, a woman is told by doctors that although her middle-aged husband shows no symptoms, his life expectancy is short and that she should consider taking him on a trip. The couple go to visit two of their three children who have such busy lives that they are reluctant hosts.
They couple leave after a few days and go to the seashore. It is chilly. He wears only a short-sleeve shirt so she takes off her blue sweater and wraps it around him, too.
The woman dies unexpectedly at the seashore. The distraught man keeps asking, “Where are you?” He tries to recreate her love and touch by wearing her sweater.
Cherry Blossoms, a symbol of fragile beauty, reminds us to focus each day with a loved one as if it were the last. Life is fragile. We are like dust in the wind.