Just a random thought to share with you. I suspect that I am not the first to think of this. Many people speak longingly about Gan Eden as being paradise. They speak of being fortunate enough to live in a similar situation.
It occurs to me that one of the more difficult situations a person can be placed in is to experience paradise and then to lose it.
So I wonder about our forefather/foremother. How bitter was the exile from Gan Eden? What did it do to them and how did they handle it. In theory people who have never had to worry about anything would have limited coping skills.
And there you have five minutes of my musings. What do you think?
(Crossposted on The Jewish Connection)