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Lucky Peach: A Chinese Symbol of All Things Good

May 21, 2017

 

As a kid, every summer I’d look forward to playtime around the neighborhood.  Riding my bike to the beach, meeting new friends at the playground and endless hours of sitting in front of the television. Those were the days.  But there’s still something I look forward to during the summer as an adult.  That's eating summer peaches. The fuzziness of the skin, the juicy meat of the fruit and especially how the taste lingers on your lips long after you’ve finish eating a peach are my reasons for my love of this summer fruit.

 

When I was growing up, we had two Chinese statues in the house that contained peaches.

One was an over grown peach being carried off by several jovial looking children dressed in mismatched looking loose clothing.  The other was of an old man with an elongated bald head, an extra long beard with a peach in one hand and a long staff in the other similar to the one pictured below.  I never knew the symbolism of peaches in Chinese cul