- An optical phenomenon that creates the illusion of water, often with inverted reflections of distant objects, and results from distortion of light by alternate layers of hot and cool air. Also called fata morgana.
- Something illusory or unobtainable.
Then there’s Sakura…might be overused alright, still I love this word. Sakura is japanese for cherry blossoms -Sakura symbolizes the national character of the Japanese. This is because the life of a samurai of feudal times was proverbially compared to the short-lived cherry blossoms that last “no more than three days”, for a samurai was always ready to sacrifice his life for the sake of his master. Another saying is that “what the cherry is among flowers is the samurai among men”.Beautiful as it is in bloom, the Japanese cherry tree does not yield fruit like other cherry trees. It is remarked that the Japanese cherry does not have to produce a crop because it is born an aristocrat and its single mission is to be beautiful. (from my other blog.)