Monday, June 20, 2016

The Game of Life

“That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it, and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way is winning.”

Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story; 1984

If there is no game to play, we are unsettled. That's why the Garden of Eden was a short-lived episode. There were no games - nothing to win or lose. Most significantly, in the garden there is nothing to learn. 

Whatever perfection is, I cannot possibly imagine it, for an existence without learning is inconceivable to me. 


  1. I have been in the garden for three days and have learned that it is exhausting and can never be finished...

    Also learned that there are lots of sharp prickly things out there!

    1. Ah, well, dear Coline, that garden is full of challenges and surprises too sometimes!