Monday, 7 April 2014

F is for Forbidden Fruit (A to Z Challenge)

Forbidden Fruit - A things which is desired all the more because it is not allowed

The idea of forbidden fruit stems from the story of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden in the first book of the Bible. Even non-Christians know the story of how Eve gave in and ate the apple which she was told not too. 

While this post is not about that story, it's about why forbidden fruit can be so alluring, literally, it's usually the sweetest fruits.

A couple of years ago I went to Ceres in Cape Town which is somewhat North Easterly, and they grow a lot of Oranges there and I took one which a) was not allowed and b) ridiculously delicious. 

It got me thinking that people are pulled into the allure of wanting what they can't have and then when they taste it, it's usually so sweet that you want to risk it again to get some more. This line of thinking got me thinking that people who have affairs usually do it because there's a risk factor and there's something sexy about risk. That being said, you're not guaranteed that all the fruit will be super delicious because the other day, my friend took an Olive, or what she thought was an Olive and it was a) not an olive and b) GROSS.

This was not supposed to be a post about affairs but rather wanting what you can't have or shouldn't have.

Your thoughts?

Happy Monday everybody!

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