I kind of hate life right now. I may or may not update the blog world on this once I am thinking more clearly on what is or isn't appropriate to throw out into the void of the world wide web. But for now, just rest assured this is a temporary situation, nothing to panic about. Just kinda ... blah... But. I was wondering what in the world Pandora's Box is. Does anyone know this? Well here you go...
According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman. Apparently, Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and gave it to man (apparently a story itself). Zeus was angry and had this woman created to bring punishment. Each god helped create her by giving her unique gifts. Zeus gave her this box (really a jar) filled with all types of misfortune, evils, illness, etc. He instructed her not to open it (but also gave her the gift of curiosity). He then sent her to Epimetheus (Prometheus's brother), who then married her (against Prometheus's warnings to not accept gifts from Zues). Once she was in, she got too curious and opened the box. When she opened it, all of the evils, ills, diseases, and burdensome labor that mankind had not known previously, escaped from the jar. She tried to close it quickly, but it was too late. The only thing that did not escape was Hope.
So there it is... that's the story behind the phrase about "opening Pandora's Box." And the Aerosmith album. You learn something new every day. Or maybe you already knew, my wise audience.
I think I'm gonna go for a walk... A nice mood booster. Have a lovely evening.