i've always had this fascination with God's first creation. When i was little, i used to be so mad at Eve for ruining His perfection. I would see pictures of lions cuddling with lambs in my childhood Bible and i wished with all my might that it was still this way.
i had a crazy professor (as most smart college literary types are) who was such a character. He wore black socks with sandals and would jump up on the desk to prove a point in English Literature. He was a detailed grader and would write his notes in the margins of each paper you turned in, wanting so much for you to perfect your thoughts. For this, i will never forget my first A in his class- no notes... a perfect A. The paper? over "Paradise Lost" by John Milton.
during college, i also started seeing someone who was not mine to have.
[It is my one great regret in life.] I created an email for him to write me forbidden fruitless words of lust. My email account name was registered under Eve.
it is a story i know well.
While exploring the Book Shop, up in my arms went a book i have always wanted by the brilliant Mark Twain.
Extracts from Adam's Diary
Ten Years Later
"After all these years, I see I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning;
it is better to live outside the Garden with her than
inside it without her."