一个新的季节正悄悄来临

发布时间:2016年11月15日

夏意尚浓,暑气还没有退去,然而不知不觉中,秋已悄然来临,一个新的季节就在不远处。立秋过后,昼夜温差会变得明显,夜晚会逐渐凉爽。



▲ 秋,正在慢慢靠近

刚过完七夕,看完牵牛织女星,感受虫声蝉鸣透入纱窗,夜风再起时,我们往往就轻易地被带入了诗中的世界。“星月皎洁,明河在天,四无人声,声在树间”—— 欧阳修《秋声赋》

古籍中关于秋的赞美之词数不胜数,不仅仅在中国,国外也是如此。在莎士比亚的十四行诗中,就有一首诗这样描写秋天。

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.

In me thou seest the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.

In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire
Consumed with that which it was nourish'd by.
This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

秋的慢慢到来,也将改变人们的生活。大暑之后,人体的消耗也逐渐减少,食欲开始增加。

按照不同地方的习俗,有的地方在初秋有“食秋桃” 的习俗。吃完后把桃核留起来,等到除夕这天,把桃核丢进火炉中烧成灰烬,人们认为这样就可以免除一年的瘟疫。



▲ “食秋桃”的习俗,一直延续至今

也有的地方有“贴秋膘”的说法。说的是初秋时节,人们应该多吃些肉食,补充一下因伏天食欲差、加上流汗而带来的亏虚,提高免疫力。