04/02/14 - 2:56pm
NEW YORK — Many people have a bonsai story: a first bonsai, a struggling bonsai. And many of these stories do not end happily, at least for the bonsai.
But the very best bonsai stories are about passion and beauty and transformation.
“A dewdrop hanging for a split-second — that is bonsai,” said Julian Velasco, the curator of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s bonsai collection and C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum. “It’s very Zen-like. It’s awesome.”