Meanwhile ask yourself, What other trees might there’ve been? Were there trees of happiness or cruelty? Was there a grove of intentions? Lies? Dreams? Mistakes? What were the flowers like? What about fruit? Shade? Were Adam and Eve in the garden long enough to see these trees? Are they growing still?
This prompt should work for just about anyone. Every major faith has a garden in it’s story. Every Atheist prefers a garden to faith. And Agnostics regard every tree as a prompt. They ask, “Is there a garden? What does it mean?”
Submitted by Brendan Constantine from Los Angeles, California.
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