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I'm thinking of a lady — a very famous lady — whose story has been retold at this time of year since ancient times. You may have heard of her. According to the story, she ate a fruit she maybe wasn't supposed to, and in so doing entered irrevocably into an awareness of the cycle of life and death, and her place in it.

Was she tricked? Or did she eat of her own free will and with some idea of the consequences, both good and bad? Opinions differ on this point. I prefer to think of her as a heroine with her own sense of agency, and with a powerful lesson to teach us.

That is why, at this season, I am proud to trace my lineage back to her, and will gladly lift up a certain seasonal fruit in her name, and eat, and remember her, and her choice.

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Date: 2016-09-30 01:40 am (UTC)
sheistheweather: (Persephone)
From: [personal profile] sheistheweather
I am amused that this could almost describe more than one figure.

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Date: 2016-09-30 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymondegreen.livejournal.com
What makes think it doesn't? Consider the source. :)

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Date: 2016-10-01 03:17 pm (UTC)
sheistheweather: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sheistheweather
Indeed. It part of what I like about the source.

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