What do they have in common? Absolutely nothing except for being very close in their age - couscous is said to be prepared as early as 238 B.C., while Heraclitus was born in 535 B.C. Considering North Africa’s geographical proximity to former Ionia, one can assume that the Greek “weeping” philosopher tasted this thing made of semolina...or maybe not.
“The only constant is change”, said Heraclitus.
As for this particular couscous, which might initially not be happy about its transformation, in the end it gave way for something new and beautiful...a flower of mould!