It is a hazy morning, with heavy, indistinct clouds as far as I can see, but I expect that will burn off to another splendid August day. The Chinese calendar has five seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, Early Summer, and Late Summer. This summer, in particular, I can see the wisdom in that. These August days are nothing like the days of late June and early July. We have shifted to a calmer time, a moment in the year to appreciate the deep glory of late summer.
Late Summer: The Fifth Season
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As I recall, according to traditional Chinese medicine each season is affiliated with an element (wood, earth, water, fire, and metal) and with one of the five human organ systems (liver, heart, kidneys, and I forget the other two).