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So much for the fruit

I was reading St. Bernard's sermons on the Song of Songs today, as I'm tempted to do on quiet afternoons. I seek him out for the extravagance of language and images that come from his monkish mind. It's how I get my thrills.

...These three include all the artifices by which the present life deceives its unhappy lovers , even as St John proclaimed: “All that is in the world is the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.” So much for the fruit of the redemption.
— St. Bernard of Clairvaux, On the Song of Songs

So much for the fruit. But one can love the fruit and peel it, too. And is a bite so bad at all?

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by Balthazar Simões