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"The Hand That Feeds"

Carrie Napora

"The Hand That Feeds"

"This image's meaning parallels Vendizotti"s "The Crow and the Serpent" fable. The crow, driven by hunger, seized a serpent, who twisted around, sinking venomous fangs into the crows' leg. The bird shrieked in pain, for the food he hoped would sustain his life had instead caused his death. My experience of watching a loved one craze over what he thought he couldn't live without reminds me of this story, the moral being that when acting in one's own interest, consider the harm one's action may cause others, or risk coming to a miserable end...in his case, a suicidal death."