Feyd, 1999 – 2005
Gypsy photographs courtesy of Karen Fayeth.
I can’t take credit for this. I adapted and rewrote a piece that came in an email and which is on a few other sites …
And after the fall from grace, Adam and Eve prayed, “Lord, when we were in the Garden of Eden, you walked with us every day. Now we don’t see you any more. We’re lonesome, Lord. It’s hard to remember how much you love us.”
And the Lord God said, “I will create a companion for you that will be with you all your days and will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this companion will accept you unconditionally as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of your endless foolishness and shortcomings.”
And so the Lord God created an animal to be a companion to Adam and Eve and all humans into perpetuity. And the animal was happy to be with Adam and Eve. He cuddled them at night. He wagged his tail during the day. And they named him Dog in memory of God. Dog lived with Adam and Eve, was a companion to them, was a healer, and a reminder of God’s love, loving them unconditionally. Dog was good in the way of good angels. God was pleased. Dog was content. As for Adam and Eve …
After a while, it came to pass that Archangel Michael approached the Lord God saying, “Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks. They believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog’s uncritical love has taught them this conceit.” And the Lord God said, “I will create for them a companion who will be with these humans and see them for the frail and fallible creatures that they are. This companion will remind them of their limitations and shortcomings. They will know that they are not worthy of Dog’s adoration. They will understand his adoration for the Grace that it is.
And the Lord God created Cat to be another companion to Adam and Eve. And, in the presence of Cat, they were duly humbled. God was pleased. Dog was happy as is his nature. And Cat …
A Judeo/Christian/Islamic story with a rather Taoist sense of balance.