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Today’s featured guest writer is the passionate Susan Scott. Please join Susan’s brilliant, thought-provoking discussions at the Garden of Eden Blog.
The air seemed to thicken slightly as she stood next to him.
“You know my name then. You know that Zoe means Life and that the Ancient Greeks believe that it derives from Eve, she who ate the apple in the Garden of Eden which resulted in the rise from unconsciousness and into the real world?”
“I know this”, he replied. “I know too that women have been blamed for you and your husband’s expulsion from Paradise. But you must know that the Tree from which you ate was both a blessing and a curse?”
She looked up at him.
“Yes, it is a paradox, isn’t it. I chose to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. For my choice we were banished from Paradise and were unable to leave via the Tree of Life which stood at the furthest end of the garden. Flaming swords were placed there to prevent us leaving via that route”.
“Do you mean to say that I have a choice now in accepting this precious gift?”
“This is what I mean. But this gift also carries with it both a blessing and a curse”.
“I have dreamed of this moment for aeons”, whispered Zoe.
The sky darkened further.
© 2013 Susan Scott
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