Why the Tree of Life?

2.25.2008

Origins

Yesterday, while I was pulling dead vines from our fence, Kirven was standing quietly beside me. Then he said, "The first person came from the earth. And then she had a baby. And then there were more babies and that's where all the people came from."

He doesn't know any of the creation myths, not even Christianity's version. I think he was looking at my belly, and thinking about it all. Reading it here makes it sound so trite, but his words seemed very mystical at the time. Notice that the first person was female?

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog and had to comment here. Your child is a sage! Don't you just love a child's ancient wisdom?

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