Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve were living a wonderful life in the garden.

One day, Adam was off playing with the monkeys while Eve was strolling when the Serpent called out to her from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. 

"Eve" said the serpent, "did God really say you can't  eat from this tree?" 

You know what happened next.  She was tempted and she ate, then she offered some to Adam; and he ate.  But since they had no knowledge of good and evil, no knowledge of anything outside the perfection of their garden world, they weren’t able to digest the fruit from that tree.  

What God really said, between the lines, was, "You want some knowledge of good and evil. Fine. Go and get it."  

He kicked them out of the garden not so much as a punishment, but as a necessary opportunity for them to grow in knowledge, to learn, by living in the world.

At first the work in the field with the thorns was just a hassle, but the real test came when Eve gave birth to Cain.

Adam had never seen his true love in that kind of pain.          

It hurt him so badly that he did the only thing that his immature mind and soul could do. He turned his anger to the serpent for putting them in this mess and he swore his revenge.

Little did Adam know that by dedicating his life to the hunt, he would soon forget who he was. Blinded by bloodlust for the serpent, he forgot that his purpose in life was to till the soil (for which he was named), and to love Eve.  In his blindness, he became the very thing that he sought to destroy.

And all of the evil that has occurred on the Earth since that mythical time stems from man chasing after his own tail, like a serpent.

His only chance for redemption is to return to the land, to responsible dominion over the earth and its creature and the real work of loving Eve, his "ezer kenegdo" - the "helper opposite him" provided by God in the garden.