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Cristina Soriano

APPLES. Throughout history and folklore the tart fruit has received the most grating of praises. A seductive forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, a metaphor for sin and lust in classical art, a poisonous treat in stories like Snow White. Regardless, however, of the negative press, it is a fruit that holds great significance to me personally.

I was lucky enough to be in the Hudson Valley this weekend and was able to reflect amongst the inverted umbrella-like branches of a few apple trees. The orchard I was in was created in commemoration of a beloved woman who passed long before her time. After a lot of reflection (and some supplemental research), I came to understand that apples hold more positive significance than negative – a symbol for love, remembrance, truth and beauty. In Greek mythology, for example, Hercules ate from the Tree of Life, becoming forever immortal.

Zorro helping me collect fallen apples

Zorro helping me collect fallen apples

As this month is the beginning of a new chapter for me, I wanted to celebrate with an inauguration of this blog. I hope to have more time to do the things that bring me the most joy and self fulfillment, and I am looking forward to sharing every bit of that happiness with you. Rather than arriving at a fate similar to Adam’s, I look to take a bite of the Tree of Life and savor the pomaceous fruit, embrace all opportunities and challenges life brings.

I have always loved the sweet taste of a crisp apple but will revel in my new chapter as much as I dream of a crumble à la mode. 

Ready to make an apple pie!

Ready to make an apple pie!

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