Sunday, February 27, 2011

#58 / You Can't Go Home Again

You Can't Go Home Again is not only a well-regarded novel by Thomas Wolfe. It's also our basic human condition, if you accept the picture painted in the Book of Genesis (Chapter 3, 22-24):

22. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

23. Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of E'den, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

24. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of E'den cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Here we are, with our knowledge of good and evil, in the world that we create. If we try to assert dominion over the world that we did not create, we are bound to get burned.

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