We have 立秋=risshu, the 1st of autumn 二十四節気 today. Well, it seems to be in the middle of summer for Mei-Shun, or the hottest 大暑 reported by Mikan-chan last month. On the other hand, nature knows what is going on: plump pears became really juicy and sweet. It is high temperature and ample water that grow tasty rice. Why don’t we keep stiff upper lips, expecting a pinnacle after a bottom?