In doing a little research into Cherries, I came across the myth of Xi Wang Mu, the Daoist Chinese Goddess of Immortality, in whose garden the Cherries of Immortality ripen in a thousand years. She is also the highest embodiment of yin, the feminine element of life.
This got me thinking about immortality. We're really all immortal in a way, aren't we? A great deal of the "stuff" that makes each of us who we are is passed to us from our ancestors, back from the beginning of time. We, in our turn, pass it into the future through our children. So, in some part, we all exist from the beginning to the end of time. Heady stuff!
But, I ramble...
The image of the child is Googled, the cherries are from Dover. the backgrounds and textures are from T4L, and other sources I found on the web. the Chinese character is Eternity. The rest is the magic of Photoshop.
Heard a phoebe calling outside my window this morning...Spring is COMING!!!!!