In Japanese, the word komorebi is used to describe the way light and leaves look when there is sunlight shining through trees. It’s a simple word that describes such a simple thing, but I've always found the simplest things to be the most beautiful anyway. While in Bellingham on our road trip, my mom and I went on a hike and at one point we stopped and I took the picture below. It’s not the best picture I’ve ever taken, but it still embodies a little bit of the light and a little bit of the leaves.

I love words, and I especially love words in other languages that don’t have a direct English translation. Komorebi is one such word, and I love the meaning behind it. The simple things in life are beautiful, and looking for beauty in the ordinary can often lead to the greatest of things.

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