By the time we arrived in Korea, the cherry blossoms in the city of Daegu had already almost withered. In fact, these beautiful, delicate, and unique blossoms last for three days only.

While walking on the streets, we were showered with white and pink petals falling from the branches of the cherry trees. It seemed to be under a romantic snowfall. This reminded me of the caducity of human beauty and of the Panta Rei of the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus.

Hopefully, next year I will be able to see the Korean cherry trees in full bloom, but they will be different blossoms, and I a different man, for everything changes in life and nothing remains still. You cannot repeat the same experience twice, as you cannot step into the same stream twice.

The only unchangeable thing that never fades is the beauty of the human soul, but to see it you need an extra organ: the third eye!

Ettore Grillo, author of these books:

November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily (English version)

A Hidden Sicilian History (English version)

The Vibrations of Words (English version)

Travels of the Mind (English version)

– Una Storia Siciliana Nascosta (versione in lingua italiana)

– Viaggi della Mente (versione in lingua italiana)