I was traveling to Nara, the ancient capital of Japan.
After searching for huge cedar trees in the mountain, I was strolling in the town center with my fellow travelers.
It was dusk. We were looking for a place to rest our tired body and have some nourishment, preferably preceded by a glass of ice-cold beer.
There was a car park, and looking down, I noticed a few weeds growing out of the crevices of pavement.
What a contrast, I thought. The 1500 years old cedar trees we've seen in the mountain, and these small weeds in the corner of the busy street.
Yet, they share the same principles of living. They are hopefuls on this earth. They are green, and thriving, or trying to thrive, as best they could.
Life. They are everywhere. Hope is the unifying theme of all that is living, whether it is the 1500 year old cedar tree in the mountain or the tiny weeds in the car park crack, or we thirsty bears looking for that refreshing glass of drink.
Weeds in the car park.