WELL—APPLES AND LOVED ONES BOTH BRING HEALTH TO ONE’S ONES—UNLESS ONE TRIES TO GET TOO MUCH OF THEM! 🙂
I was disappointed to read that “apple of my eye” probably refers to the pupil of my eye. It has been used in many Biblical quotations, usually in connection with protecting someone. For example, in Psalm 17:8 7:8: “Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings”.
I prefer to think of the expression as meaning someone you like very much.
“She’s the apple of my eye.
As I peeled many, many apples, the wheels turned in my head.
“What a silly expression! Do I want to be the apple in someone’s eye? How dumb is that?”
But old expressions are often like that, and the meaning changes over the centuries.
Luckily, the apple hasn’t changed much. It is still tasty enough to tempt anyone to risk being tossed out of the Garden of Eden.
In my little garden, far from Eden quality, I have…
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