09 January 2008

In the Garden

In the Garden

Eve bites into the fruit. Suddenly she realizes she is naked.

She begins to cry.

The kind serpent picks up the handkerchief and gives it to her.

"It's all right," he says. "The first moment is always the hardest."

"But I thought knowledge would be so wonderful," Eve says, sniffling.

"Knowledge?!" laughs the serpent. "This fruit is from the tree of Life."

-Stephen Mitchell

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