Details make a difference

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. 
Ernest Hemingway  

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Prompted by the Daily Prompt: Details.

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOST IN THE DETAILS

Some months ago I took this photo of my favourite fruit, the pomegranate, and though the myth that follows, is not related to the title of this challenge, I would like to share it with you.

In the Greek myth of Persephone’s abduction by Hades, lord of the underworld, the pomegranate represents life, regeneration, and marriage. One day while out gathering flowers, Persephone noticed a narcissus of exquisite beauty. As she bent down to pick it, the earth opened and Hades seized her and dragged her down to his kingdom. By eating a few pomegranate seeds, Persephone tied herself to Hades—the pomegranate being a symbol of the indissolubility of marriage. Inconsolable at the loss of her daughter, the corn goddess Demeter prevented the earth from bearing fruit unless she saw her daughter again. Zeus intervened and worked out a compromise: Persephone should live with Hades for one third of the year and the other two thirds with Demeter. Persephone’s return from the underworld each year is marked by the arrival of Spring.

Some people say the apple is the forbidden fruit, others say it is the tomato, and yet others claim the real pomme d’amour is the pomegranate.