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Thanks, Adam and Eve

English: Apple cultivation in Nepal

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When I think about the havoc that was wreaked upon the earth

When Adam and Eve sinned—

Wars and diseases,

Hunger and pain,

Death and all that is of darkness—

Then I realize that the common cold—

Headaches and sneezes,

Tissues flying,

Throat raw and brain wrapped in wool—

Is probably not the most pressing reason to be exasperated

That they chose to rebel

And eat the fruit.

[Achoo! Excuse me.]

But still …

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