Sunday, December 17, 2006

Original Sin ?

When Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden, they left as infants, a form of being that they had not known previously. The Fall was not an expulsion from innocence to experience, but from experience to innocence, a potentially more terrifying transition.

A fall from innocence to experience is felt as constraint and regimentation—a feeling of frustration, even violation.

A fall from experience to innocence is felt as vertigo and freefall—and ultimately dissolution.