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This has taken me the longest to write and I am the most unsure about it. I present two versions, with changes highlighted in red. One includes Adam's lines and the other doesn't. Other edits in blue.

VERSION 1

...?

They will call you adamah, the earthling, and adamu, the maker, and Adam, the man; and later, onomast and nomothete—each name signifying the changing nature of your nature. Come, let me show you: the tree of knowledge is the proto-language, whose branches grow everywhere and whose fruits bear on the tongue. Allow them to contort your mouth, mud-slinger, and explain yourself.

...?

You have a choice: you can realize your idea of self is constructed of words, and thus resilient, social, of shifting sense. Or you can believe you are carved from clay into an ideogram of His being, unchanging and resolved. In which case, you will waste your life reading your face over and over again, and being sorry for the story it tells.


VERSION 2

The asp is now the asp, etc. What is my name so that I may know me?

They will call you adamah, the earthling, and adamu, the maker, and Adam, the man; and later, onomast and nomothete—each name signifying the changing nature of your nature. Come, let me show you: the tree of knowledge is a proto-language whose branches grow everywhere and whose fruits bear on the tongue. Allow them to contort your mouth, mud-slinger, and explain yourself.

Um! If I am clay carved in His image never changing how could I change on a word’s whim?

You have a choice: you can realize your idea of self is constructed of words, and thus resilient, social, of shifting sense. Or you can believe you are an ideogram of His being, unalterable and resolved. In which case, you will waste your life reading your face over and over again, and being sorry for the story it tells.

Last edited by Orwn Acra; 05-26-2020 at 05:33 PM.
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