Remythologizing the Myths: Adventures Gone Sideways Genesis Chapter 2 - Part 3
Inspired by Genesis 3
They experienced an unfamiliar, uncomfortable feeling in their bellies...
Mistaking the feeling for hunger, their bellies decided it for them. They were much too hungry to hike and swim all the way back to the center of their valley for what must by now be a late, late supper indeed with their Ama. Feeling both relieved and anxious at the same time (though neither of them said so), they began to settle in for what must be a strange night.
The man scoured the gorge for eggs and ground nuts, while the woman swam with the fish in search of a particularly pungent river weed. And they ate their dinner together in an unaccustomed silence. Each was afraid to speak their dis-ease, each really wanted to be at home, telling God about all they'd seen and done that day. When they remembered how Ama talked and laughed with them, an urge to run to her arose in each of them. But they didn't speak of it, and so night fell.