Friday, February 25, 2011

Chapter 5 - year 2

Chapter 5 - year 2

This is the continuing blog about the book I Am Adam by J.T.Twerell. For a copy of the book Click here.

The female, now know as Adam Sun, finally has her desire fulfilled. She and Adam have produced a male child known as Star. Unlike the biblical account of Adam and Eve, who produced the conflicted brothers know as Cain and Able, I chose to let this Adam develop slowly with a single offspring. I spent a lot of time thinking about how those early days would have been spent as the Adam’s explored the creation together. They were obviously curious about things around them, and with the advent of fire in the previous chapter, were now prepared to “civilize” their surroundings.

The conversation we catch in this part of the story is the natural curiosity about other Adams being created. They confuse the echo off the mountain as a possible other Adam, but don’t really dwell on the possibility of other Adams being out in the earth. To me this is the place of contentment. There are always things in our life that show us our limited understanding, but these things are not to be feared, they are simply a place of awe. The idea that there are others out in the universe who are similar to humans is not a frightening thing, it is simply a place of awe. Our internal conflicts with life come when we believe we should understand and control all that is going on around us. How futile is that thought. Contentment is truly living within the moment and knowing it is all good.

As they leave the mountain, a voice which is not an echo cries out “I am Adam”. In their journey they don’t hear the voice, but are simply filled with the happiness of being together. If they missed the opportunity to hear the voice, it is not important, for in time, all things work together for good. That is the life of contentment.

Are you content today or are you striving for happiness. Remember, happiness happens periodically, but is never permanent. I can be unhappy for the moment, but still content with the journey, for it is larger than my understanding.

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