A couple years ago I read a comic short story written by Mark Twain called the Diaries of Adam and Eve. It was a fictional but humorous retelling of the Garden and the Fall, since the details in Scripture are so scarce.
The ending struck me, and I’ve never forgotten this line. What was an otherwise lighthearted story, ended in what I thought was a profound way:
“Wheresover she was, there was Eden.”
What do you think? Subtle theology behind this quote? And even if that’s not what Mark Twain intended, can this quote be interpreted in a Catholic light?
I’ve taken enough theology courses I. College (moral theology, sacraments, theology of JPII, Pentateuch, etc) to intuit that there’s a lot of rich meaning that could be extrapolated from this one line. But I would like to know your thoughts.