For a moment in time, Adam and Eve believed they were happy.
“Where do you want to go today, Eve?”
She looked around her at the lush jungle and gave it some thought, “I don’t know, maybe we’ll see how far we can walk before sunset.”
Adam nodded without giving much thought at all.
After awhile, Eve broke the silence, “Adam, where did we come from?”
“We came from the clearing where we slept last night.”
Eve stopped in her tracks while Adam continued walking down the trail they had been following all day.
“That’s not what I meant!”
Adam realized that she was no longer following him and turned around.
“What did you mean?”
Her face was unreadable to her mate. A strange look only told him that she was no longer happy.
“I mean, before we were here, where were we?”
Adam was more perplexed than ever, “I thought I answered that…”
Clearly, this was not the right answer. Eve arms were crossed over her bosom and she was tapping her bare foot on a patch of grass.
“No, you didn’t!”
Adam felt suddenly cold, though there was a warm breeze tussling his sun-lightened hair. For the first time that he could remember, he was unhappy.
Eve pushed passed him and continued down the path faster than before. Adam decided he would follow, but it was hard keeping up with increasing his normally leisure pace.
“Adam,” a voice spoke from nowhere in particular.
Adam stopped in his tracks, recognizing it, “Yes, Lord?”
“Eve wants to know your origin. How you came to live in Eden.”
Adam thought about this question again, but was no closer to understanding it than before. “But, Lord, when we awoke this morning, we were in the clearing. Is that not our origin?”
There was no immediate answer. Adam shrugged and continued down the trail. He could no longer see his mate through the thick brush and vines.
“When you find Eve, I will speak with you both about your origin,” the voice of the Lord seemed to be answering Adam at last. By this time, Adam was only thinking about catching up with Eve.
Seeing her, he thought, would make him happy…again.