apple of discord

by Marjorie Mcdonald March. 14, 2012 7685 views

The Fable of Eris and Heracles

Heracles was making his way through a narrow pass. He saw something that looked like an apple lying on the ground and he tried to smash it with his club. After having been struck by the club, the thing swelled up to twice its size. Heracles struck it again with his club, even harder than before, and the thing then expanded to such a size that it blocked Heracles's way. Heracles let go of his club and stood there, amazed. Athena saw him and said, ‘O Heracles, don't be so surprised! This thing that has brought about your confusion is Aporia (Contentiousness) and Eris (Strife). If you just leave it alone, it stays small; but if you decide to fight it, then it swells from its small size and grows large.’

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Dave 7 years, 6 months ago

Doesn't it seem that this parable is so true with many things in life and yet we have to swing at them and see what happens. Interesting shot Marjorie.

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Art Bee 7 years, 6 months ago

Wonderfully Photograhed and interesting story Marjorie! I wouldn't mind the cash swelling though....

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Lubyofthelake 7 years, 6 months ago

Super illustration of this story...I love this idea in photography...How did you get the proportion?

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Eric J H Joyce 7 years, 6 months ago

Great post, the thought of spring is bringing out your creative side. Then again your posts are
usaully very creative.

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Mallusatish Reddy 7 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic shot,Really liked the story, and a great lesson to be learned~!~

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Bryan 7 years, 6 months ago

I enjoyed the story, I see you used f/22, did you do a perspective trick here? very cool.

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Lisa Charbonneau 7 years, 6 months ago

Very good!

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Lukesmom 7 years, 6 months ago

Love the shot & the story!! How'd you do that?

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Felecia 7 years, 6 months ago

Absolutely PERFECT post and photo ((((((Marjorie)))))))
There's a lesson here for all of us.
xo

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 7 years, 6 months ago

very cool!

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Marsha 7 years, 6 months ago

Interesting shot and story! Nice illustration...

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Mimmo Mallamo 7 years, 6 months ago

Good shot Marj, it goes perfect with the story. I like the play of the perspective that makes the two cents as big as the apple. that story might fit the lives of many of us. Well done.
Thanks for sharing

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Carole Gledhill 7 years, 6 months ago

I enjoyed that!
Took me back to being a child. The rhythm of the words I suppose, and the moral. Nicely illustrated too.

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