Apples: Boring? Or Universal Symbol for both Life and Death?

When I first started seeing “apples” on recommended lists of autumnal offerings I thought, and I quote, “BORING”.

Apples are ubiquitous. We take them, we leave them. We don’t think about them, they’re apples. They’re just there. Sure, we like them. But we don’t pay them any mind… THEY’RE APPLES.