—Suzanne Vega, Nine Objects of Desire, 1996.
—Mike Doughty, Golden Delicious, 2008.
They toured together in England and Europe during Summer 2012. It must have come up in conversation. Or perhaps there was a small mutual moment of not-conversation after laying out the first merch table.
The apple of the eye. The pupil, of which perhaps it is a corruption. If not, it is from an erroneous notion that the little black spot of the eye is a little round solid ball like an apple. Anything extremely dear or extremely sensitive.
—”Apple (Newton and the)”, Brewers Phrase and Fable, 1898.