Pandora and her oh so fateful box by Arthur Rackham.
So many Greek myths involve people looking at what and where they shouldn’t (the forbidden what a wonderful theme); Orpheus looked back and lost his wife forever to the underworld, Actaeon takes a peek at the virgin goddess Artemis/Diana and is promptly slain (quite gruesomely I might add), Narcissus’s vanity has unpleasant consequences and nobody wants to take a look at Medusa.
To finish us off for today a quote from the genius that is Terry Pratchett:
‘I think it’s very romantic. Only when you leave, it’s very important not to look back.’“Why not?”She shrugged. ‘I don’t know. Perhaps the view isn’t very good.’The Light Fantastic, 123