Wednesday, July 29, 2009

If you are a woman

and if you really consider a pomegranate, you would never question why Persephone disobeyed the lord of the Underworld: if you've ever been hungry, merge that feeling with the (image of) the ruby-bright mosaic of firm, sour and wholesome seeds, and you know that it would be impossible to keep from eating them.

On the other hand, it's harder to imagine why any one (woman) would be talked into ignoring the command of the Lord of the sky, the one who created her, who, instead of imprisoning her in darkness, threw her out from a lush garden, revoked upon her eating of a mere, crunchy apple.

Admittedly, I would have a hard time avoiding either of these fruits for long.

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