Sunday, August 16, 2020

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Bruce Feiler on Adam and Eve, The First Love Story)

“The most underappreciated aspect of Adam and Eve is how they continually return to each other after periods of separation. They start life united, then Eve goes off alone. She could remain apart but instead returns to Adam. Once out of Eden, they could split, but instead they stay together. After losing a child, they separate and then reunite and have Seth. This togetherness in the face of repeated separateness is their first lesson for us: Learning to mend breaches is central to love.”— American writer and TV personality Bruce Feiler, “Adam and Eve and Us,” The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 11-12, 2017

(The image accompanying this post shows actors Michael Parks and Ulla Bergryd as Adam and Eve in John Huston’s 1966 film, The Bible.)

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