24 May 2012
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
Each day I eat 4 to 6 appels. I started with that, because over winter my belly became more round, not as my cats with fur, but with a padding. I also had noticed that my jeans had shrinked, it was a little difficult to close the button. As I love appels I thought I would replace everything I nibble when I watch my murders on the TV screen with appels. I peel them cut them in handy little cubes and put piece after piece with relish into my mouth, while Inspector Barnaby or Lewis, find new corpses. I avoid the CSI series, because I don't like to see dead people's stomac content even if it contains an eaten apple, while I nibble my little pieces.
I wanted to know a little more about this fruit and looked up in Wikipedia. The information was very useful, because I learned that an apple comes from an apple tree. "The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree". I also learned that the appels from an apple tree (not from a pear tree ) have their origin in Turkey where Alexander the Great is credited with finding dwarfed apples in Kazakhstan in Asia in 328 BCE and apparently let them grow in his country. From there the appel reached the whole world and was brought to North America with colonists in the 17th century.
In Christian tradition it was an apple that Eve coaxed Adam to share with her. Lucky man. As a result, in the story of Adam and Eve, the apple became a symbol of the fall of man into sin, and sin itself, probably because in Latin, the words for "apple" and for "evil" are similar : mālum "an apple", mălum "an evil". This may also have influenced the apple becoming interpreted as the biblical "forbidden fruit". The apple as symbol of sexual seduction has been used to imply sexuality between humans, possibly in an ironic sense. I swear this is not the reason why I love appels.
Somebody has told me that you can eat as many appels as you wish they don't have any calories which would encourage your belly to expand, and there is also the proverb "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" !